Making a Statement

Yolanda Dominguez installed an art exhibition in front of a Zara store called Fashion Victims.
In light of the recent news coverage of the cost of human capital during cheap garment production, Dominguez created a rather simple but powerful piece. She hired models to lie under rubble with silver stilettos and fashionable handbags bringing the human suffering closer to the retailer. When production is so far removed from the seller under normal circumstances, shoppers don’t think twice about entering a bargain boutique to grab that fabulous $30 coat. However, her installation and commentary on the mistreatment of garment workers brought this reality closer in people’s and in potential customer’s minds.
I suggest watching the following video from her youtube channel:

And reading the accompanying piece on NPR.

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