Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Violent Elegance

Miss Mexico: Rosa Maria Ojeda (2007)While I'm on the subject of beauty pageants (next post down) I thought you might like to be reminded of an art furore that blew up over Miss Mexico's gown for another Miss Universe preliminary back in April. The outfit worn by Miss Mexico, Rosa Maria Ojeda, was elegant and suitably Mexican, but if you look closely you might see that the fabric includes a line of hung men. There's also a man facing a firing squad. The fabric was designed as a memorial to the thousands of Roman Catholic rebels who were killed in Mexico's Cristero War. It had to be toned down for the big event.


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