Look out, Anna Wintour. It's not you, but the world's Muslim women who now rule as the "arbiters of style within and beyond their communities."
At least, that is, according to San Francisco's De Young Museum and its curators. And to recognize their achievements and influence, the museum is mounting "Contemporary Muslim Fashions," an exhibition of what it calls "modest" and "Islamic" fashion, running from Sept. 22 to Jan. 6, 2019.
Even the project's title, let alone its content, leaves the big questions wide open: What is "modest" fashion? What is "Islamic" (or "Muslim") fashion? Why are they synonymous? Are the covered styles of Orthodox and Conservative Jewish women not also "modest?" And why does "Muslim fashion" deserve its own very special exhibition in a major American museum?