SLIDESHOW: Cover Girl Nefatari In Sonja By Sonja Morgan / Fall Fashion 2020 Collection / New York / Photos: By Diane Allford

Inspired by “THE SEATED” BRONZE SCULPTURES by Kenyan-American artist, WANGECHI MUTU at the METROPOLITAN Musuem of Art, E82nd street and 5th avenue is where Cover Girl NEFATARI and I agreed to meet as a starting point to begin photographing a fall themed fashion collection.

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SLIDESHOW: (Vogue Italia): Endless Echo Hat Designer, Heidi Lee // Fifth Avenue, New York

Artist + Hat Designer, Heidi Lee wearing her signature @swarovski crystal “Endless Echo Hat” for the crowd at the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade + Bonnet Festival / Midtown, New York / April 1, 2018
Here’s what Heidi had to say about her creation on her website…
“Consisting of eight overlapping faces (referencing Hellenic classical antiquity) the Echo Hat reimagines the myth of Echo and Narcissus as an allegory of the post-internet age; it raises ethical questions about surveillance technologies and the millennial age of the selfie. It is also a visual pun on the “Echo Chamber” effect of the internet: in which information, ideas, or beliefs are amplified or reinforced by transmission and repetition inside an “enclosed” system, often drowning out different or competing views (globalization of social media)”  (source)

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25 IMAGES FROM THE POSING MODERNITY: THE BLACK MODEL FROM MANET AND MATISSE TO TODAY SHOW IN HARLEM / PHOTOS BY: ©2018 DIANE ALLFORD

12.29.18:  “Posing Modernity”, a historic and rare art exhibit studying the role of the black female in modern art history.  These historic works of art were produced between 1860 to the present by artist, Manet, Henry Matisse, Charles Henri, Joseph Cordier, and Jean -Baptiste Carpeaux, Photographers, Nardar and Vanderzee, Charles Alston, William H. Johnson, Romare Bearden, Renee Cox, and others…

Here’s A slide show with 25 of my favorite photographs captured at the show.