“We’re involved in a real revolution”

This article in Jet magazine discusses the appropriation of black revolutionary style by white fashion designers, featuring Jae Jarrell’s Revolutionary Suit. The suit takes the shape of a fancy ladies' two-piece suit, with the addition of a colorful bandolier (a pocketed belt for holding ammunition). Instead of bullets, however, it carries a set of brightly painted sticks, which resemble oil pastels, suggesting that art and creativity can be fierce weapons against racism and injustice. Currently on view in How to Remain Human.

 

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