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Raf Simons Spring 2002: “Woe Unto Those Who Spit on the Fear Generation…The Wind Will Blow It Back”

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Vogue Magazine
Vogue Magazine
 2021-01-22
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Looking back at it, Raf Simons’s spring 2002 collection was eerily prescient. Presented on January 7, 2001, the show featured wrapped and masked models holding torches. A gesture of terror, fear, and even cult mentality, it pre-dated the September 11 terrorist attacks by nine months and the G8 protests that led to a civilian death by six, but offers a startling parallel in hindsight. It’s that ability to take the temperature of the world—even of things that have not yet happened, and filter it through fashion that is Simons’s strength.

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