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Green Fashion

CLIMATE CHANGE isn’t a vogue, because vogues go away when they get boring.

Vanity Fair, along with Vogue and Elle, discovered climate change this season. These are three very trendy magazines, but climate change is no mere trend. Global warming has been two hundred years in the making, much older even than the time-honored survivor of that group—yes, it’s older even than Vogue.

Climate chaos has been stealthily creeping up on us for two centuries. Now she is here in spades and she won’t go anywhere but worse. Global warming is the dirty little sister of nuclear Armageddon, and she requires no validation from Time magazine or PBS specials, even though she’s getting those tributes, too.

Noted thespian Julia Roberts appeared on the cover of May’s Vanity Fair, clad in an ultraearthy haute-green getup that strongly suggested Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in a midsummer night’s swoon over leftwing

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