Hyperion

"Teenage girls, who a year earlier had reveled in their thongs and V-strings, led the way in adopting an excess of underclothes, holding contests in high-school bathrooms to see who was wearing the greatest number of layers, in vivid and hidden colors: sunburst yellow, vermilion, ice blue." (76)


Millhauser, Stephen. "A Change of Fashion", published in Harper's Magazine May 2006, 75-77.

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