Among the many changes due to the strange compulsion that drives us to leave each decade behind like a reptile shedding its skin, the 1980s – or the myth that surrounds that era – stand out in the collective memory as the time when the accessory became the main thing: manifesting itself not only in the triumph of the bumbag and the bandana, the fluorescently brazen, the hardware store of rhinestone, fake and flashy jewels, but also in the transfiguration of the supermodels, who were suddenly propelled into the ranks of cultural icons – the shop window dummy supplanting the designer, the hanger the clothes.
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