Aichata Sylla wears an Oscar de la Renta navy-and-white polka-dot blouse. Miu Miu black-and-white skirt. Marc Jacobs sash. Belt from New York Vintage. Miu Miu bag. Cole Haan shoes. Philip Treacy hat. Louis Vuitton earrings. Photo: Malick Sidibé for The New York Times
For the fashion pages of last Sunday's New York Times Magazine, the newspaper commissioned the renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibé. In response the photographer invokes his trademark black-and-white studio photography style featuring bold geometric backgrounds and local subjects, here in the service of haute couture and prêt-a-porter. In a departure from the customary blurbs, the Times was obliged to note not only the clothes' designer but the colors as well.