In Albee’s American Dream, Mommy adores her new beige hat until a friend refers to it as wheat-colored, at which point she angrily hurries back to the store and demands a refund.
For some reason, that scene came to mind as I read this:
Islamic clothing is getting a bit more hip in Southern California.
Home to one of the largest Muslim communities in the nation, the Southland has become fertile ground for a new generation of designers crafting clothes for women who are limited by faith and conviction from flashing too much skin. …
“Trying to conform to Muslim dress codes, you get stuck in a rut of black, black, black all the time,” said Ahmed, 26. “It’s definitely very difficult, especially in the U.S. You want to fit in, but still be appropriately dressed.” …
Fashion shows such as “Fashion Fighting Famine,” an annual charitable runway event in Irvine, have focused on homegrown Muslim talent in recent years.
I’m sure it looks nothing like this: