Re: Ripping Off the Sixties

Richard C. Crepeau (
Fri, 26 Apr 1996 17:43:21 -0400

It strikes me that this is exactly the sort of thing the Herbert Marcuse
was pointing out when he talked about the absorbtive capacity of modern
commercial culture. One of his examples was the marketing of the peace
symbol from the anti-nuke movement as gold, silver and plastic jewelery
of all kinds.

Dick Crepeau

> ] >From today's San Francisco Chronicle:
> ] "British designer Alexander McQueen showed sweaters emblazoned with
> ] photographic images of the Vietnam War at recent Fashion Week festivities
> ] in Manhattan. 'It gives a hard edge to the cashmere,' the designer told
> ] New York magazine."