Strakhov in his book La Mode made inanimate objects talk, longing to become part of the exclusive court fashions again. One of the items is a muffler, which has been relegated to a trunk, being no longer fashionable. In my photo I used a scarf as a muffler to depict what the brief-lived Russian style might have looked like. Many styles though dead ten years ago have been revived. Bohemian style sleves and bell-bottom jeans which were considered out of style in the early 2000’s have now made a reappearance. Who knows when mufflers will be back in style?