Girls from families in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro take a lesson at Na Ponta dos Pés, a ballet initiative run by Tuany Nascimento. A ballerina from the favelas herself, Nascimento sees ballet as a way for girls to embrace their our bodies and build confidence. Gbemisola Ibitoye changes garments during her marriage ceremony in Lagos. In 2014, of $17 million spent on parties in Lagos, no less than a fifth was for weddings.
In Paris, the designer John Galliano, like numerous other designers, has been blurring gender. The end result is not a garment that ostensibly aims to make people look their greatest.
It’s a statement about our stubborn assumptions about gender, clothes, and physical beauty. Masculine-trying models wear princess dresses that grasp from the shoulders with all of the allure of a bathe curtain.
Not so long ago, the clothes line Universal Standard revealed an advertising marketing … Read More