The XX Factor

Herta Mueller, Fashion Icon

I have not yet read the work of Herta Mueller, this year’s Nobel Prize winner for literature. As of this morning, I hadn’t even heard of her. But after seeing this image on Jezebel (and promptly making it my desktop-I suggest “stretch,” but “tile” is a powerful alternative) and conferring with other DoubleX ers, I feel confident that Herta is on the road to fashion icon status. Here’s a photo gallery of the Romanian-German writer , rocking her signature colors (black for the clothes, red for the lips) that you’re sure to be seeing more of soon.

Correction, Oct. 8: The original version of this post mistakenly identified Mueller as Romanian-Russian.