“Every generation is born to this same anatomical legacy; how they then fashion it with clothing is, in miniature, the story of culture,” argues Susan J. Vincent in her sweeping study, The Anatomy of Fashion: Dressing the Body from the Renaissance to Today. Clothing not only makes the man and woman, but also makes the spirit of each age. Rather than simply covering over our bodies, fashion reveals our innermost soul. Vincent takes the undervalued art of sartorial adornment and raises it to the level of its sister arts. The Anatomy of Fashion proves that there’s nothing frivolous about fashion when seen through the proper prism. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Fashion Conscious."