03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

How To Look Chic While Getting Your Protest On

Ever since the sans culottes inadvertently launched a fashion movement of sorts (they had some help from Rousseau, whose treatises on nature and the desirability of muslin helped to crystallise the hot looks for autumn 1792), the pressure has been on revolutionaries to look at least a bit hip while they're smashing the barricades - as student protesters proved this week when brandishing high street chic and banners in the face of the BNP at the Oxford Union .

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