The Legacy of Maria Clara
What it Means to Wear the Iconic Dress of the Philippines
In many of the marketing photos for The Hero and the Whore I am wearing a modern blue maxi dress with a long slit on the side paired with the iconic Filipiniana butterfly sleeves. It is a modern version of the traditional dress of my mother’s nation (it has a few names: the Filipiana, Maria Clara, and terno.) The butterfly sleeves of the Filipiana dres…
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