Cristin Richard Uses Her Fashion Series to Fight Racism with Fashion

 - Mar 7, 2014
References: cristinrichard & beautifuldecay
Matching dress color to skin color, this powerful look at race and identity is a fashion series by Cristin Richard that blurs the world of fashion, sculptures and fine art.

The 'Political Aesthetics of the Skin' fashion series has the artist examining fashion, sculpture and social commentary through the use of these pretty dresses that not only look like the skin of the models they adorn, but feel like it too.

Using animal intestines to get the color and textures just right, the Detroit-based artist uses these dresses on models with different skin colors that match the dresses she's created and then puts together a performance with the models and her dresses. Using fashion as a statement, Richard believes that fashion can help anyone create their own second skin: a place of escapism and fantasy.