Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0000362, Thu, 3 Nov 1994 15:09:28 -0800

VN in the fashion world (fwd)
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From: ROY C. FLANNAGAN <73733.3547@compuserve.com>

A recent reference to VN in popular culture:

In an article entitled "The Last Emperor" in The New Yorker (Nov. 7 1994),
Anthony Lane compares the "most powerful designer in the world" Karl
Lagerfeld to Nabokov: "There is more than a dash of Nabokov in Lagerfeld:
the classy solitude of his upbringing, the mental speed that is easily
taken for arrogance, the restive obsession with detail that is bred by
unending exile. `Where is home?' I asked him. `Wherever I am,' he replied"