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Lecture: The Pursuit of Elegance—Performance and Self-Fashioning in Congolese Style

September 6, 2013
Price Auditorium
Free with museum admission

La Sape, a contemporary high-fashion subculture from urban Congo, exemplifies the spirited, performative approach to fashion that is common across Africa. Join Rebecca Fenton, Indiana University as she explores the creative potential of fashion and its deep roots in Central Africa, as well as the intersection of photography with Sapologie.               

Photo by Baudouin Mouanda, 2008.