Debra Shaw at Alexander McQueen S/S 1997
"This iconic moment comes from the collection La Poupée, which in French means ‘doll’ or ‘puppet.’ This particular moment involved the model Debra Shaw wearing a manacle. When she walked down the runway, she was constrained by her elbows and her knees. Seeing her walking down the runway with these movements that looked so painful was very difficult to watch at the time. McQueen always denied the fact that it had any connotations of slavery and referenced the fact that the collection itself was inspired by the artist Hans Bellmer’s dolls. But when you first saw it, it was unavoidable to see the undertones of slavery." - Andrew Bolton
Slow Thinking | Flower Bringing
im a wallflower blooming in the drought
The Golden Cape from the 1963 film Cleopatra. Worn by Liz Taylor, the leather & gold garment is designed to look like the wings of a Phoenix.
Aminata, School exam work, Gaye Njorro School of Hairdressing and Beauty Cosmetology, the Gambia. Photo Valeria Herklotz.
The Goddess emerges
in the silence
and blooms in The Great Mystery.
Just go forth Goddess.
Honor your alone time.
Observe the quiet.
Wear your black lace veil
and minister to the silence.
Be that beauty in the dark.
No need to explain yourself.
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Himba • Namibia
Justin McManus by Leon Dash | Male Model Scene
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