I have listened to it twice now and will listen again, knowing I'll notice something new. It's a radio essay by Alexandra Shulman, on how the Leonard Cohen song "Suzanne" captured or inspired a fashion movement, how it affected her as a teenage girl, and how it still moves her. It raises questions about the meaning of thrifted, vintage or simply "secondhand" clothing, and about perceived individuality and conformity.

It is simply beautiful.

I chanced to hear it on the radio in Australia, but it was actually recorded a couple of years ago. I found some links but don't know if they work in various countries.



I posted in bookclub, but this is audio, I figured it belongs here though! I would love it if someone else has heard this or will listen to it now and tell me what you think. As usual, nobody in real life would be as excited!