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Robin Givhan has called the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "chic," a term rarely used in Washington to describe a politician. Speaker Pelosi has become famous for her colorful Armani suits.

Thursday, September 10, 2009 5:06 AM

Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer prize-winning fashion editor for the Washington Post, writes about the fashion industry and the ways in which it influences the lives of ordinary people who seldom find themselves walking along a red carpet. She refuses to accept the notion that fashion is somehow for "other" people. Instead, her goal is to show her readers that we all participate in "fashion" every time we dress ourselves. Fashion, in her opinion, is the most personal form of communication we have. It expresses who we are, and, more important, it expresses how we wish to be perceived.

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