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Ah, fashion. We get a little warm feeling inside at the mention of the word. And honestly, there's so much to celebrate — the luminosity it adds to our lives; how, sometimes, all you need after a hard day is some retail therapy; and putting on your favorite pair of (fill in the blank) makes you feel like a million bucks.
We love fashion, but we're grown-up enough to know it's not always beautiful. Like most cases, when you open yourself up to something wonderful, you often make yourself vulnerable to the unsavory, too. So, in the spirit to seeing both sides, we're bringing you the highlights of the not-so-pretty (and quite scandalous) history of fashion. Here are 10 of the biggest smackdowns straight from fashion's harrowing underbelly.
Illustrated by Naomi Abel
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