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de Young's ‘Contemporary Muslim Fashions’ Exhibit Showcases Modern Takes on Modest Style

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(L-R) Dian Pelangi in an ensemble from the Co-Identity Collection; Naima Muhammad in an ensemble from House of Coqueta; Dian Pelangi in an ensemble from the Co-Identity Collection.  (Photo: Sebastian Kim)

The de Young’s “Contemporary Muslim Fashions” exhibit is the first at a major museum to examine the breadth of contemporary Muslim women’s clothing. Although mainstream narratives about traditional Islamic dress often focus on burkas and the hijab, practitioners of Islam make up 24 percent of the global population and their sartorial choices span innumerable styles. We’ll discuss the de Young’s current foray into fashion, which is open until January 6th. If you’ve had a chance to visit, tell us, what did you think of the exhibit?

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Beyond the Burka: ‘Contemporary Muslim Fashion’ at the de Young (KQED Arts)

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