Oct 24

Banana Dance

Josephine Baker and MileyA pioneer for African American women, Josephine Baker is commonly associated with her seductive banana dance performance at the Folies Bergère, costumed in a skimpy skirt constructed with a string of artificial bananas. Miley Cyrus would follow suit in a banana skirt lookalike, sporting the provocative ensemble almost a century later to promote her upcoming tour.

Josephine Baker, 1926

 

 

 

Miley Cyrus, 2014

Miley Cyrus, 2014

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