10 Cult Fashion Items That Stand the Test of Time

WHAT DEFINES a cult fashion item? A degree of collective fascination, obviously, and—often—a curiosity about what inspires that magnetic pull. The “why” matters as much as the “what,” and a big part of the cult-status equation these days is the scarcity model: Unavailability drives desirability. So does a certain insider awareness that gradually spreads until the sweater or shoe in question has amassed a community of believers who mutually reinforce each other’s good taste. “The creep factor is key,” said Jessica Glasscock, a fashion historian and professor at New York’s Parsons School of Design. “One of the consistent elements of … Read More