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<img width="640" height="416" src="" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Diptych. Left: installation view of Contemporary Muslim Fashions shows three mannequins. One mannequin wears a brown tunic with red and gold decorations, camoflage scarf, giant hoop earrings, and an orange head wrap. Mannequin in center wears a dark draped jacket and matching headcovering. Right most mannequin wears brilliant red and gold Pakistani wedding dress" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 1024w, 300w, 1536w, 2048w, 170w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="37595" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="2560,1662" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Matt Flynn&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon EOS 5DS&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1583196502&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;This image may not be reproduced without authorization from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;24&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;400&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.8&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="Web Diptych Saba" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />The exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions examines the ascendancy of the global modest fashion industry. On view are 80 ensembles, ranging from high-performance sportswear to haute couture, that showcase how emerging and established designers are meeting the needs of stylish Muslim women. For the exhibition, the San Francisco-area image consultant Saba Ali styled the mannequins’ head...
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