Did you know…Susan B. Anthony, Suffragette and Fashion Icon?

On Her Arm, a Symbol of Freedom

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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.

read on to find out more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/fashion/05ROW.html?ref=fashion

http://susanbanthonyhouse.org/index.php

Art and Culture…an everyday icon

The Museum at FIT presents Fashion Culture Special Programs throughout the year.  Check this one out! 


Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style ~ Kate Betts
Thursday, May 12, 6pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor

“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 Obama’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!”

http://fitnyc.edu/335.asp#Everyday_Icon

The Supposed Top 5 Runners for Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress

The Top Five for Kate Middleton’s wedding dress are.

Timeless: Bruce Oldfield

http://www.bruceoldfield.com/

Cool Britannia: Alexander McQueen

http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/

Ethereal: Amanda Wakeley

http://www.amandawakeley.com/

Offbeat: Issa

http://www.issalondon.com/

For more on this article click on the link below.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/03/08/uk.royal.wedding.dress/?hpt=C2