Luciana Pignatelli, The Beautiful People’s Beauty Book, Commentary, January 1971

Bernard Rudofsky, The Unfashionable Human BodyCommentary, December 1971

Frank Deford, There She Is: The Life and Times of Miss AmericaCommentary, February 1972

Brian O’Doherty, Museums in Crisis, Commentary, June 1972

“Special Books for Christmas: Feasting the Eye”, Saturday Review World, December 19, 1972, pp. 62-68

“Balenciaga”, “Fashion Plate”, “Untailored Garments”, Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Craft Horizons, 1972-1973

Richard Corson, Fashions in MakeupSmithsonian, May, 1973, p. 92

Kathryn Watterson Burkhart, Women in PrisonSaturday Review World, September 25, 1973, pp. 36-38

“Special Books for Christmas: Feasting the Eye”, Saturday Review World, December 4, 1973, pp. 22-27

“Inventive Clothes”, Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York Magazine, January 14, 1974

Alfred Rubens, A History of Jewish Costume, Commen­tary, April 1974, pp. 78‑80

Kenneth Clark, The Romantic Rebellion: Romantic vs. Classic ArtSaturday Review World, May 18, 1974, pp. 20-22

Geoffrey Squire, Dress and Society, New York Times Book Review, August 25, 1974, p. 2

“Books for Christmas Giving”, Saturday Review World, November 30, 1974, pp. 20-25

Stella Mary Newton, Health, Art and Reason:  Dress Reformers of the Nineteenth Century, The Times Literary S­upplement, January 3, 1975

William H. Gerdts, The Great American Nude, The New Republic, March 29, 1975

“Men’s Fashion”, Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, in New York Magazine, September 22, 1975

Quentin Bell, On Human Finery, Clara Pierre, Looking Good, and Bryan Holme, The Journal of the CenturyThe New Republic, 1977

“The Glory of Russian Costume”, Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, in The Times Literary Supple­ment, June 3, 1977, p. 678

Dale McConathy and Diana Vreeland, Hollywood Costumes, and David Chierichetti, Hollywood Costume Design, The Georgia Review, Fall 1977

Anne Scott Beller, Fat and Thin, a Natural History of Obesity, The Times Literary Supplement, June 23, 1978

“Vanity Fair”, Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, in The Times Literary Supplement, July 21, 1978

Erving Goffman, Gender Advertisements, New York Times Book Review, April 29, 1979



Robert Brain, The Decorated Body, New York Times Book Review, March 2, 1980, p. 11 * 

John Kobal, The Art of the Great Hollywood Portrait Photographers, in The New York Times Book Review, November 9, 1980

“Fashions of the Hapsburg Era”, Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art World, January 15, 1980

Nancy White and John Esten, Style in Motion:  Munkacsi Photographs, in New York Magazine, January 14, 1980

David Kunzle, Fashion and Fetishism, The New York Review of Books, March 4,1982 *

Alison Lurie, The Language of Clothes, and Kennedy Frazer, The Fashionable Mind, The New York Review of Books, April 15, 1982

“Old Masters of Fashion”, Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Connoisseur, January 1988



David Freedberg, The Power of Images, The New Republic, January 22, 1990 *

Deirdre Bair, Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography, in The New Republic, June 11, 1990 *

Anne Sebba, Laura Ashley, London Review of Books, July 12, 1990

Axel Madsen, Coco Chanel: A Biography, The London Review of Books, December 6, 1990 *

Joseph Leo Koerner, Caspar David Friedrich and the Subject of Landscape, The New Republic, April 1, 1991 *

Wendy Lesser, His Other Half: Men Looking at Women through Art, The New York Times Book Review, April 7, 1991

Marjorie Garber, Vested Interests, The New Republic, August 31, 1992 *

Agnes DeMille, Martha, and Martha Graham, Blood Memory, London Review of Books, September 10, 1992 *

Mark Anderson, Kafka’s Clothes, London Review of Books, September 24, 1992 *

Fred Davis, Fashion, Culture and Identity, Raritan, Fall 1993, pp. 121-132 *

Jack Goody, The Culture of Flowers, The New Republic, November 8, 1993 *

Jeanine Basinger, A Woman’s View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960, The Los Angeles Times, November 14, 1993 *

Dorée Duncan, Carol Pratl, and Cynthia Splatt, eds., Life into Art: Isadora Duncan and Her World, London Review of Books, March 10, 1994 *

Susan Haskins, Mary Magdalen, The New Yorker, October 3, 1994 *

Liza Crihfield Dalby, Kimono: Fashioning Culture, The Yale Review, Winter 1994 *

James Card, Seductive Cinema: The Art of the Silent Film, The New Republic, December 12, 1994 *

Barry Paris, Garbo, The New Republic, April 3, 1995 *

Gilles Lipovetsky, The Empire of Fashion, London Review of Books, August 3, 1995

Robert Garis, Following Balanchine, The New Republic, November 13, 1995 *

Nijinsky: Les Cahiers: Le Sentiment, London Review of Books, January 25, 1996 *

John Harvey: Men in Black, The Economist, February 17-23, 1996 (unsigned) *

Dan Hofstadter, The Love Affair as a Work of Art, The New Republic, September 16-23, 1996

Alice Rawsthorn, Yves St. Laurent: A Biography, London Review of Books, February 6, 1997 *

Kenneth S. Lynn, Charlie Chaplin: His Life and Times, The New Republic, June 9, 1997 *

Meyer Schapiro, Impressionism: Reflections and Perceptions, The New Republic, March 9, 1998 *

Tete à Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Henri Cartier-Bresson: Europeans, London Review of Books, May 7, 1998 *

Rona Goffen, Titian’s Women, The New Republic, October 5, 1998 *

The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky, Joan Acocella, ed., and Diane Solway, Nureyev: His Life The New Republic, May 31, 1999



Celeste Mogador, Memoirs of a Courtesan in 19th Century Paris, The New Republic (2002)

Harold Koda, Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catalogue and exhibition, The New York Review of Books, (2002)

Paul Fussell, Uniforms: Why We Are What we Wear, The New Republic, (2003)

Rebecca Solnit, Motion Studies: Time, Space and Eadweard Muybridge, The London Review of Books (2003)

David Kunzle, From Criminal to Courtier: The Soldier in Netherlandish Art, 1550-1672 , The London Review of Books, (2003)

Virginia Postrel, The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture , and Consciousness, The New Republic (2003)

Hayden Herrera, Arshile Gorky:His Life and Work, and Arshile Gorky, A Retrospective of Drawin , Exhibition,Whitney Museum of American Art, and Catalogue, Essays by Melvin P. Lader and Janie C. Lee, The London Review of Books (2004)

Irene Guenther, Nazi Chic? and Eugenia Paulicelli, Fashion under Fascism, The London Review of Books, (2005)

Kenneth Bendiner, Food in Painting, The New Republic, (2005)

Clair Hughes, Dressed in FictionThe London Review of Books (2006)

Carolyn Burke, Lee Miller, The London Review of Books, (2006)

Caroline Weber, Queen of Fashion, SLATE (2006)


* Reprinted in Feeding the Eye