I Want to Wear a Gown

Of course I’d need an occasion to wear a gown, which has never come up in my life ever, but still. It would be nice. The silver gown is Alexander McQueen, the black one is … oh Jesus, I didn’t get the name of the shop. Someone well known I’m sure, it’s beautiful. It’s also the one I think would be more flattering on.

Both of these are in windows on 14th Street, a few blocks away from where I live. This is what I have to contend with. The truth is I love looking in the windows and don’t actually long to own what I see (except for some of the things I see in Cynthia Rowley’s window) so it’s not like I’m walking by like the Little Match Girl.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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