On Her Arm, a Symbol of Freedom
By ERIC WILSON
Published: May 4, 2011
THOUGH she has rarely been described as a style icon, the suffragist Susan B. Anthony was readily identifiable on her travels by her red shawl and alligator handbag. To her, a bag was not a fashion statement but a symbol of independence at a time when women were not allowed to enter into a contract or even open a bank account.
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The Museum at FIT presents Fashion Culture Special Programs throughout the year. Check this one out!
“Join the former editor of Time magazine’s Style and Design section Kate Betts as she presents her latest book, Everyday Icon – Michelle Obama and the Power of Style. Described by Diane von Furstenberg as “fun, informative and inspiring,” the book is an analysis of Michelle Obamaâ€™s emergence as a style icon and what it means for women, First Ladies, and the future of American style. With her unique perspective both as a journalist and a fashion industry leader, Betts takes a historical look at the influence First Ladies have had on American style and fashion. A book signing will follow!”
The Top Five for Kate Middleton’s wedding dress are.
Timeless: Bruce Oldfield
Cool Britannia: Alexander McQueen
Ethereal: Amanda Wakeley
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