On location in Senegal, fresh flower-strewn clothes, in fabrics light as tropical breezes.
Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark.
Styled by Franciscus Ankoné
Yacine Diop, student.
Empire dress of viscose and linen with cap sleeves from Couture Givenchy by John Galliano, $1930. At Saks Fifth Avenue. Straw hat by Stephen Jones for Givenchy. To order at Givenchy Boutique, 954 Madison Avenue.
Marie Kamara, flight attendant.
Embroidered silk satin dress from Prada, $1290. At Prada, 841 Madison Avenue and 45 East 57th Street.
Gna Gna Sarr, student.
Embroidered silk slip dress from Versus by Gianni Versace, $800. At Saks Fifth Avenue. All Versus boutiques. Sheer bodysuit from Calvin Klein Underwear.
Left: Fatou Ngnigue, singer and dancer.
Dress of silk and cotton from Emanuel Ungaro Parallèle, $1,250. At Emanuel Ungaro Boutique, 792 Madison Avenue and Bal Harbour, Fla.
Right: Sira Cissoko, singer and dancer.
Sheer viscose jersey dress by Gianni Versace, $1,950. At Bergdorf Goodman, to order. All Gianni Versace boutiques.
Left: Martine Ndiaye, basketball player.
Black chiffon dress of viscose mousseline with red and white flowers by Sonia Rykiel, $730. At Saks Fifth Avenue. Sonia Rykiel Boutique. 849 Madison Avenue and Chicago. Navy silk slip from Calvin Klein Sleepwear. Sandals by Calvin Klein. Umbrella from Schertz Umbrellas.
Right: Khady Niang, student.
Black beaded silk tulle dress with underlayer of pale blue silk by Giorgio Armani, $7,260. At Bergdorf Goodman. Bodysuit from Calvin Klein Underwear. Umbrella from Schertz Umbrellas.
Marie Christine Sagna, dressmaker.
Coat of linen and acetate, $1985, over a silk shirt, $1,910 by Dolce & Gabbana. At Bagutta, 402 West Broadway, to order. Dolce & Gabbana Boutiques, Atlanta and Houston. Cream to Powder Foundation and Nutmeg Eye Shadow by Iman. Fire Down Below Lipstick and Plaisir Blush by François Nars.
Ndeyekhady Ndaw, bookkeeper.
Embroidered coat of rayon and silk, $5,775, over an embroidered skirt of rayon, silk and cotton, $3,040, by Dolce & Gabbana. At Bagutta, 402 West Broadway, to order. Dolce & Gabbana Boutiques, Atlanta and Houston. Sandals by Calvin Klein.
Mariama Sall student and saleswoman.
Stretch silk charmeuse wrap top and silk chiffon shirt by Carolina Herrera. $1,800. At Johnston of Florida, Naples, Fla. Whitney West, Montecito, Calif. Hand-painted straw hat by Eric Javits.