Diana Ejaita’s “Portrait of History”

Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, January 13, 2020

Diana Ejaita’s second cover for the magazine arrives on the eve of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, and its attention to pattern and texture echoes the artist’s work as a textile designer. Ejaita, who was born in Italy but now shuttles between Germany and Nigeria, created her own fashion label, WearYourMask, in 2014, and she recently talked to us about her method, the challenges of depicting King, and how she mines inspiration from different places.