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”

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”

Zuzu Angel, The Rebel Of Brazilian Fashion

Image via © Acervo Instituto Zuzu Angel Brazilian fashion designer Zuzu Angel used fashion to rebel against a corrupt government in response to the mysterious disappearance, and later death, of her son Stuart Angel. Frustrated by the lack of information that was given to her by the Brazilian government, Angel decided to voice the injusticeContinue reading “Zuzu Angel, The Rebel Of Brazilian Fashion”

A Look At Shirley Chisholm’s Unapologetic Style

As America celebrated Hillary Clinton as the first female presidential nominee for a major party, some people were quick to remind the public of the legendary Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm got her start in politics in 1968 as the first Black Congresswoman and later was the first female of African descent to run for the UnitedContinue reading “A Look At Shirley Chisholm’s Unapologetic Style”