Virginia Postrel
Virginia Postrel is an author, columnist and speaker whose work focuses on the intersection of culture and commerce. Her latest book is The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion (2013). She lives in Los Angeles.

Written by Virginia Postrel

Design and fashion
Losing the thread

Older than bronze and as new as nanowires, textiles are technology — and they have remade our world time and again

Virginia Postrel