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“Many of my friends lived, surrounded by the most subdued and neutral styles, in Chevy Chase Careful. Another lived in a style I think of retrospectively as Kenwood Pompous, which was Chevy Chase Careful with wall-to-wall carpets and fake flowers. There was also Suburban Virginia Expensive Comfortable, which reached its peak in the early '60s with the boom in Ethel Kennedy fauna and flora — dog hair and chintz.”
“There is a way of dressing that still says Washington to me and brings back memories of sitting on a plush chair watching my mother have an evening dress or a suit fitted. Washington women's suits had to have structure, manners, backbone, character.”
“I retained a vivid image of myself trudging home along 49th Street from ... Julius Garfinckel with the corded handles on the blue-and-white shopping bag digging into my sweaty palm. In the shopping bag is a dress that I know is right, but is wrong, a dress that makes me look as though I am married to the secretary of commerce although I am 15 years old.”