Subculture Capital: Valerie Steele Dishes On The Fine Line Between Fashion and Reality, And Her New Book About Queen Of New York Nightlife Susanne Bartsch

Fashion and nightlife are enmeshed in a seductive tango that relies on the notion of the pleasure. I often wonder if the pleasure of fashion is about dressing for yourself or for being seen? One could make the same argument about going out on the town. Indeed, there are many ways fashion and nightlife mirror one another. Each is an art as well as enterprise; each is mercurial; each can convey status and each sets and rejects trends, most typically from the ground up. Click here to read our conversation with Valerie Steele.