New Criticals

Paired with sparkling diamond rings, and the exposed, unblemished skin of photo-shopped, white models, the aggressive, visual obstruction of the hijab may be read, by some, as the social silencing through which women’s bodies become objects for consumptive pleasure and possession. And yet, at the same time, the hijab, at the tip of the Princess’s black marker, points to another, more subversive subtext, when applied, not to the female body, but to the corporeality of the male form.