Zitkala-sa and the Politics of Native American Dress

  For months now, the protests of the Dakota Pipeline near Cannonball, North Dakota have swept both US and International news. Occurring near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, groups like the Standing Rock Sioux, other American Indian communities, and their allies have faced cold weather and police aggression to protest the incoming Dakota Pipeline. TheContinue reading “Zitkala-sa and the Politics of Native American Dress”

War Hero and…Fashion Writer? The Life of Edmonde Charles-Roux

Fashion writer Edmonde Charles-Roux passed away at the age of 95. A noted author and journalist, Edmonde Charles-Roux lived a life that was full of adventure and fashion. Charles-Roux was born in 1920 in a Parisian suburb in France. Her life changed dramatically during World War II, as she earned a nursing degree and volunteeredContinue reading “War Hero and…Fashion Writer? The Life of Edmonde Charles-Roux”

A Taste For Style: The Innovative Career of Cleopatra Broumand Birrenbach

Fashion designer Cleopatra Broumand Birrenbach was a woman who made her own opportunities. Today she’s living a quiet life, but during her heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, the likes of Vogue and The New York Times often reported on Birrenbach’s successful womenswear line. Birrenbach was also one of the first Persian fashion designers to findContinue reading “A Taste For Style: The Innovative Career of Cleopatra Broumand Birrenbach”

The Fashion Statements of Coretta Scott King

Throughout her life and advocacy, Coretta Scott King was known for her calm demeanor and well-dressed attire. In high-stressed situations, she always kept her grace, all while in days suits that were popular during the late 1950s and early 1960s. She emphasized her ladylike style with curled hair, a well-manicured face, and a striking hat. Coretta’s styleContinue reading “The Fashion Statements of Coretta Scott King”

Tennis, Fashion, and the 1970s

The relationship between fashion and tennis seems like a relatively new phenomenon. However, this duo has been working together for decades. One significant moment occurred in the 1970s when a wave of feminism infused with the game. What resulted was a fashion moment that gave female players the opportunity to showcase their personal style. TheContinue reading “Tennis, Fashion, and the 1970s”