The Fashion Icon Who Despises Fashion

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Who makes the rules about what we wear? Fashion designers have a lot to do with it — but they usually start by breaking the rules. Think of Christian Dior’s “new look,” Coco Chanel’s tweed jackets — and agnes b’s snap cardigan. The most iconic designers have always done more than invent new looks — they help re-imagine our lives, our world. As Steve Paulson discovered when he met the woman behind the label — agnés b.