We use fashion for status and to beautify and there's nothing wrong with that, but when it becomes completely unbalanced, then you're living a decadent life. And when that happens on a global scale, you're living in a decadent world.
Revolution comes when human beings set out to correct decadent institutions.
The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.
I don't go to the sale rack. But I wouldn't say I am decadent in my spending. I am careful.
I haven't got purity, and I don't think I ever did. I have always been, even as a child, a very decadent little person.