Look at the dresses by Yinka Shonibare here:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2954813274761691&set=a.1467909713452062&type=3
Read this article on these African women who wear Victorian fashions https://www.messynessychic.com/2012/07/23/the-african-women-who-dress-like-victorians/
Answer these questions in the discussion:

For the work of Nigerian fashion designer Yinka Shonibare:

Is this cultural appropriation? Explain.
2. Is there a political statement he’s trying to make? If so, what might it be?
3. Who do you imagine wearing this fashion?
4. Is there anything that is inappropriate about wearing this fashion? Explain.
For the article on African women who wear Victorian fashions:

How has history has influenced the fashions in the African women wearing Victorian fashions in a different way than Shonibare’s?
Paste an image of 2 of Yinka Shonibare’s outfits and identify the approximate year in the Victorian era on which it is based.

 

 

 

 

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