About Virginia Postrel
Virginia Postrel, a columnist for Bloomberg View, never expected to write about glamour, since she's usually drawn to nerdy topics like economics, technology, public policy, and kidney transplants. Even her book (2003) concentrated on non-glamorous examples like toilet brushes. But in 2004, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art asked her to write a The Substance of Style catalog essay for an exhibition on glamour, and she was hooked. Her book The Power of Glamour will be published in November 2013 by Simon & Schuster.
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Virginia Postrel on August 14, 2008 in
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