Avery Trufelman is a podcaster and radio producer based in New York. She presents the podcast Articles of Interest andis the former producer of 99% Invisible and host of The Cut.
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Dressed for success
In ConversationHip-hop was about taking this mainstream look – a nice, acceptable, appropriate look – and, like, changing it up. Sampling it like it’s a song and turning it into something new. So when preppy emerged in mainstream white corporate culture, it started mixing with denim in new ways and mixing with sneakers in new ways and becoming a form of streetwear.