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 the […]

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 lines […]

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 United […]

Political Fashion: Rebiya Kadeer

Political activists voice their messages through a variety of mediums. From emotionally charged speeches to hunger strikes, activists want their messages to be heard. Activist and businesswoman Rebiya Kadeer not only speaks her message, but she also wears it. A businesswoman turned activist, Kadeer is a Chinese national, Uyghur-ethnic woman. The Uyghur people are a Turkic […]