Eye On Design: Mao Zedong Dress By Vivienne Tam

mao dress photo by gail worley
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Vivienne Tam has often explored her Chinese heritage through fashion. Her spring 1995 collection, made with artist Zhang Hongtu, featured satirical images of Mao Zedong, formal chairman of the Communist Party of China.

mao dress print detail photo by gail worley

The collection, though loved by many, sparked controversy for its playful mockery of a ruthless leader.

mao dress photo by gail worley

Photographed as part of the exhibit, Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties on view though April 17th, 2022 at the Museum at FIT in New York City.

mao dress installation view photo by gail worley

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