Sumary of Sha’Carri Richardson’s look is over the top – that’s why it matters:
- “I think there is some southern sensibilities and pride within her style aesthetics,” says fashion historian Darnell-Jamal Lisby.
- Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesPritchard says that that geographical location is synonymous with celebrations of black beauty.
- Photograph: Ashley Landis/APRichardson also visually connects to athletic fashion trailblazer Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo) who lit up the Olympics in 88. “Flo Jo is the direct reference here,” Lisby says.
- ”Griffith Joyner crafted her own visual self image, actualising the larger than life, “superhero-like,” as Lisby calls it, she had through designing her own outfits.