I’m not saying that getting dressed in the morning is the same thing as Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. The spectrum of meaning and expression that can be conveyed through the classical arts is much more vast than what the material arts, like fashion, can deliver. But I’m not going to pretend that I don’t derive creative satisfaction from putting together a knockout outfit. To someone else, it may just be so many ladies in pretty dresses. For me, it’s as close as I can get to creating art. And I’m not one bit ashamed of that.
Emily F. Popek is assistant editor at The Daily Star. She can be reached at 432-1000, ext. 217, or firstname.lastname@example.org.