Crepe and Couture: Holly Falconer’s Parading Ladies
To be honest, I’ve never really been all that fond of parades. Sitting on the sidelines while waving to strangers in odd costumes has never made much sense to me. But when I saw Holly Falconer’s photos of women parading in the U.K., I felt quite differently.
I was intrigued with the poppy colors and Victorian styles, but also felt a closeness to the characters she captured. These were women who knew how to express their unique identities. I wanted to ask Falconer about what inspired her to work on a project on these unusual, gender-centric parades.
Falconer said that “the idea stemmed from the many gay pride parades I’ve attended since I first came out in my early twenties, which I