A modern tribute to Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist and political activist, to capture this sense of liberation fused with rebellion through clothing.

“I’d never seen that before, which is why I think there’s an assumption about who Harriet was. Through costume, I wanted to make her more rich, and show a depth of character and humanity, too.” award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell for Vogue.
Creative/Art direction & Styling- @bryan.emry
Assisted by @rootsofafrika
Model- @paynettejoan
Navy Blue Flamenco Skirt- @katushnairobi
Geometrical Brass Neck-piece- @amidoshishah
Model Joan Paynette styled by B. Emry
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