The Chanel bracelet and dress below, sent in by SadSadie, blend fashion with drugs.  Both feature a collection of pills, some emblazoned with jewels and the Chanel logo.  Pills, abuse of which are already associated with the upper classes, are re-cast as high fashion.  Their decoration of one’s life is presented as something to flaunt,  not hide.

Lisa Wade is a professor at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. Find her on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.
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