Above, what women "sleepwalking" through life in Ciudad Juarez really dress like. The image is from "Las Otras Batallas," a photo exhibit currently showing in Juarez, and these women's garments look nothing like the dresses that the city supposedly inspired in the upcoming fall/winter line by the Rodarte house. Read more in my post at La Plaza here.
A couple of troubling things linger about this story. MAC Cosmetics has apologized for the Rodarte line's accompanying limited edition make-up collection, the one with names like "Factory" and "Ghosttown," but there's been no word or response on the matter as far as I've seen from the Mulleavy sisters directly, besides a cursory statement within the MAC statement.
The clothes are apparently still heading to racks or boutiques or showrooms in the fall. I wonder, how many women in Juarez will die violently between now and then?