I think the reason that the zeitgeist is so difficult to grasp at first is because it doesn’t dominate culture anymore. Granted there are wide spread followings of trends within social or economic groups but not one that solely dictates or describes our generation. I wonder if we are in fact slaves to fashion, or maybe just the pressure to fit in and be accepted. I expect to see the trickle down and trickle up theories flip flopping through the decades as wars, financial crisis’s, revolutions, and pop culture become apart of our lifestyles and decisions. I don’t expect there to ever again be a wide acceptance of fashion because some people are never content with conformity. There will always be leaders and followers, rule makers and rule breakers. The zeitgeist may be passé but fashion cannot die as long as someone is there to rebirth it.