As a birthday present, a friend bought me a beautiful deep blue DKNY cardigan made of Tussah silk. The back and sleeves are knit while 4 panels of raw edged silk are sewn onto the front. It's one of those dressy cardigans that you throw over a camisole or slip dress to go out in. Anyway, I wore it to breakfast with my mother a few days ago and this was our clothing conversation:
[Frowning at cardigan from across the table]
"What's the matter with your top?"
"What do you mean?"
"Well it isn't... finished."
"Of course it's finished"
"The front is all ripped- it looks like a cat attacked you"
"The raw edges on the silk are intentional."
"That's ridiculous- it looks as if they sold it before sewing up the seams."
"Mutti, trust me, it's a look. People who are into fashion will understand."
"Can't you turn it inside out or something?"