Sunday, December 4, 2016

100 Years of Beauty in (Northern) Ireland

100 Years of Beauty is a video series that portrays how "beauty" develops per decade over a century per country. When covering Ireland, a line was drawn in the middle, dividing the Republic and Northern Ireland. 
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Coming to the 1970s, machine guns and berets appear in the Northern fashion look. The producers explain:
"In the 1970s we used a look inspired by women who were fighting in the Irish Republican Army. Whether or not we were glorifying violence or terrorism by including the IRA look was a question I asked myself and I think we asked each other.
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I think we would have done a disservice to the project by leaving that look out."

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