The Love, Politics, and Fashions of Edith Windsor

Edith Windsor was a fashionable woman who understood color, proportion, and the power of a flipped bob. When describing her style, Edith sounds like a Hollywood actress or a Manhattan socialite, but she was more than just another pretty face. Edith used her fashionable appearance to fight against discrimination towards LGBTQIA Americans and normalize theContinue reading “The Love, Politics, and Fashions of Edith Windsor”

The Fashionable Side of Guam

Within the United States, Guam is often known as a strategic U.S. naval base. However, the 30-mile island is much more. It is home to a historical and growing fashion culture that incorporates traditional costume with a modern shopping market. Guam is currently an American island territory, but it has a history as both an indigenousContinue reading “The Fashionable Side of Guam”

From Queen Alexandra to Jillian Mercado: The Changing Views of Physical Disabilities In Fashion

Before there was Lady Diana, Duchess Kate, and even Elizabeth II, Alexandra of Denmark was considered the top fashion icon of the Commonwealth of England. The Queen of England from 1901 to 1910, Alexandra is remembered in fashion history for her dust-colored, high neck and tightly corseted gowns bejeweled in sparkling baubles. She was aContinue reading “From Queen Alexandra to Jillian Mercado: The Changing Views of Physical Disabilities In Fashion”

The Fashionable Women of Pan Yuliang

Pan Yuliang (1895-1977) was a Chinese Modernist artist known for her female nudes. Although Yuliang’s work is often praised for its lack of clothing, some of her artwork and self-portraits feature feminine fashions from the early to mid-20th century. These images not only display clothing but also reveal two cultures that identified the artist: oneContinue reading “The Fashionable Women of Pan Yuliang”

An Ao Dai and A Jumpsuit: The Fashions of Dang Tuyet Mai

The third and final subject of Vietnamese First Ladies Fashion, Đặng Tuyết Mai, was not the wife of a President, but that of a Prime Minister, and later, Vice President. A stylish figure photographed during the Vietnam War, Mai’s clothing choices mirrored the style of another political wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Both chose clean linesContinue reading “An Ao Dai and A Jumpsuit: The Fashions of Dang Tuyet Mai”