The Burqa in Vogue: Fashioning Afghanistan

  title={The Burqa in Vogue: Fashioning Afghanistan},
  author={Ellen McLarney},
  journal={Journal of Middle East Women's Studies},
  pages={1 - 20}
  • Ellen McLarney
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • History, Sociology
  • Journal of Middle East Women's Studies
In the months leading up to 9/11 and in its immediate aftermath, the media demonized the burqa as “Afghanistan’s veil of terror,” a tool of extremists and the epitome of political and sexual repression. Around the time of Afghanistan’s presidential and parliamentary elections in 2004 and 2005, there were noticeable shifts in apprehensions of the burqa in the Western media. In Fall 2006, burqa images even appeared on the Paris runways and in Vogue fashion spreads. This article charts the burqa’s… 
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