04 September 2006

Black Style Now: From Cab to Kanye

If you're in the New York area, check out this exhibit on the history of black fashion at The Museum of The City of New York, featuring everyone from Cab to Kanye. Organized by Michael Henry Adams and Michael McCollom, it looks to be an interesting and controversial exhibit:
The expectations that Mr. Adams and Mr. McCollom, who are black, said they feel from black audiences... demonstrate the importance of black style, because their history has been largely ignored by mainstream cultural institutions. They also expect greater criticism from black audiences over the inclusion of hip-hop styles that invoke negative stereotypes.

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