New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley creates portraits of women clothed and posed to resemble 18th- and 19th-century society figures. The project requires original couture gowns, which leads him to fashion designer Riccardo Tisci; and features street-cast women, including a prison guard, teen mother, Barbadian immigrant and nurse.
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