Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Beauty of Retrospect: Alva Chinn

I diverged from my alphabetical order in this retrospective break to honor Eva Voorhees on her birthday, so now I go back to the letter "C" . . . which gives me a perfect opportunity to revisit Alva Chinn! (The photo immediately below is from 1983.)

I mentioned earlier that Alva Chinn helped break racial barriers at a famous 1973 fashion show in France. It's funny . . . I've never really seen race when looking at pictures of Alva Chinn. I've never seen her as a beautiful black woman. I've only seen her as a beautiful woman.

And, as you can clearly comprehend from this recent picture of her - taken in 2011 - I still do. :-)

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