Living: Leather Turns Soft and Sexy

With bright colors and elegant designs for all seasons, skin is In

Men and women have worn animal skins since clothing was invented, but leather clothing was never considered high fashion—unless the fur was left on. Nowadays, however, leather and its nappy obverse, suede, have been transformed into glamorous materials that can be used for any garment, from bikinis to evening wear. Thanks to new techniques, stiff, bulky skins can be cut almost paper-thin and butter-soft. And they are dyed almost any color. As a result, leather will be ubiquitous this spring. Says Vogue...

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