Fashionably ignorant

In The Hunger Games books I really enjoy how much of a role Suzanne Collins places on fashion, and how geeks (mostly male ones) with no historical knowledge at all condemn taking fashion and its semiotics seriously.

Of course if any of them had the slightest knowledge of history, they’d know how much fashion has been used as a signifier and itself a form of rebellion in revolutionary times.

There is not as much documentation out there as should exist because study of the topic itself is denigrated and seen as not worthy.

I like when people complain about it though because it immediately marks their ignorance.