by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox
Fashion, freedom, and American independence have been and are still connected to ideas of women’s rights and equality.
SOURCE: Harper's Bazaar
by Tanisha C. Ford
Ebony Magazine's Fashion Fair offered a platform to Black designers while raising money for civil rights organizations – more than $60 million over a half-century.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Atlantic writer Amanda Mull turns to fashion historians Marley Healy and Valerie Steele to place the growing social acceptance of sweatpants in a pattern of clothing standards changing in response to cultural influences and social conditions.
Professor Tanisha Ford discusses the ways that the clothing choices of civil rights activists in the past and today reflect change and continuity in protest movements.
SOURCE: Untapped New York
“[The documentary] is about the history of fashion in NYC from sweatshops in LES to the heyday of the Garment District to independent designers across the five boroughs,” Ariel Viera said.
SOURCE: The Scotsman (UK)
WHILE British secret agents of the 1970s were portrayed on TV in tight blue jeans, shirts with huge collars, ludicrous wide ties and brown cardigans – a la The Professionals – their real-life equivalents on the other side of the Atlantic opted for … Harris Tweed.The American hero behind the Iran hostage rescue featured in the film Argo has revealed the fashion style of CIA agents during the Cold War as he was honoured for services to the famous Scots cloth.Tony Mendez was played in the Best Picture of the Year Oscar-winner by Ben Affleck, whose Harris Tweed jacket is giving the fabric its highest-profile Hollywood exposure in years.Former agent Mendez, speaking in New York, confirmed that the movie reflected reality and that Harris Tweed had been “part of what every agent wore” during his time in the service.....
by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Though Xi loosened his tie in California, he’s shown no signs of loosening up on human rights issues back home.
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