Iraq: Women living in fear

AMAN Jordan
Most of the theatrical gowns designed by Feryal Kilidar over 32 years have gone up in smoke – burned by looters.
Her studio had been located in the government-owned House of Fashion, but that has become the headquarters of an upstart political party called the Higher Council to Liberate Iraq. The party platform is a work in progress, but on this the members are clear: Under the Baath Party government, the House of Fashion was a warren of corrupt and un-Islamic activities.