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Steel Magnolias by Ginny Duncan

Steel Magnolias

Artist: Ginny Duncan

In Steel Magnolias, Ginny Duncan seeks to communicate the idea that being feminine and being a strong, capable individual is not mutually exclusive. She references women's clothing styles from various cultures and historical periods that previously hindered and constricted women. In her collection, Duncan reinvents these as ways to give more power to the feminine presence. The garments allow the wearer to be active, retaining references to utilitarian work clothes and decorative women's clothing.