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Designer

Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor’s bold, experimental style in directing plays and films has led to two Tonys (including the first Best Director Tony won by a woman) and an Emmy.

Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer asked her sister Ettie to destroy her work after her death, but Ettie’s refusal saved dozens of Florine’s exquisite paintings and celebrated poems for the public to enjoy.

Bertha Schaefer

Bertha Schaefer helped pioneer a new era in interior design, creating collaborations between architects, interior designers, and craftspeople to create new homes for the post-war era.

Jean Rosenthal

Jean Rosenthal was a pioneer in theater lighting design, finding new aesthetics for dance performances, theater productions, and even airports.

Doris Rosenthal

Doris Rosenthal’s artwork, inspired by her travels around the world, forged links between cultures and brought new aesthetics to design.

Nettie Rosenstein

Nettie Rosenstein created tailored looks that fit a variety of body types and brought ready-to-wear fashion like the little black dress to American consumers.

Sophie Sonia Rosenberg

Undaunted by the challenges of running a business during the worst years of the Depression, Sophie Sonia Rosenberg made a name for herself as the owner of Sonia Gowns, an elegant dress company.

Lucie Porges

Lucie Porges brought a combination of elegance and a relaxed sensibility to her long and fruitful collaboration with top fashion designer Pauline Trigère.

Virginia Morris Pollak

Virginia Morris Pollak’s artistic career and her longtime community service collided in WWII when she used her deep understanding of clay, plaster, and metal to revolutionize reconstructive surgery for wounded servicemen.

Mollie Parnis

Mollie Parnis was equally famed for her New York salons that welcomed literary and political giants and for her fashion designs that adorned first ladies.

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