16 Jan

Belles du Mexique (2007)



Translated: “Beautiful girls of Mexico”

Artist: Virginia Jamin

Screens: 32

Year: Spring and Fall 2007

Ref. 002359

Description from hermes.com:

At first sight, the Belles Mexique scarf looks simply like a large Mexican rug decorated with rows of multicolored circles. But when we consider the design more carefully, we are struck by its whirlwind effect, the frenetic arm movements of the dancers as they twirl like tops and spread their skirts in broad corollas. In the central square, the girl is surrounded by four male dancers of whom we see only their sombrero and a glimmer of multicolored scarf. The Belles du Mexique scarf is animated, rhythmic, alive with music. It is the joyous evocation of Mexican fiestas with their traditional Mariachi musicians. Playing violins, guitars and brass instruments, they intone many beloved songs which infectiously invite the crowd to join in: “La Bamba”, “La Negra”, “La Cucaracha” … For the Hat Dance, a tradition in the State of Jalisco and its capital, Guadalajara, the male dancers stand in parallel lines, their bodies hardly moving, while their fleet execute rapid, complex steps. We can easily imagine the girl dancers, their backs arched and their chignons tightly knotted, noisily stomping their feet to mark the beat.

Advertising from Spring 2007: model is Malgosia Bela


One Response to “Belles du Mexique (2007)”

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