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Fashion and Beauty

Pioneers of Plus Size Clothing

Enabling Style at Every Size

Lane Bryant and Nicolette Mason

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Lane Bryant and Nicolette Mason
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Lane Bryant and Nicolette Mason

Nicolette Mason, Fashion and Style Icon

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Nicolette Mason is a successful fashion and style blogger, contributing editor of Marie Claire, freelance consultant, and spokesperson for LGBTQIA rights and plus-sized fashion, based out of New York City and Los Angeles.
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Nicolette Mason is a successful fashion and style blogger, contributing editor of Marie Claire, freelance consultant, and spokesperson for LGBTQIA rights and plus-sized fashion, based out of New York City and Los Angeles.
Courtesy of nicolettemason.com

Lena (Lane) Bryant Maslin

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Lena (Lane) Bryant Maslin.
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Lena (Lane) Bryant Maslin.

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Nicolette Mason

Body-positive blogger Nicolette Mason has become a leader in creating and celebrating fashion for women of all sizes and shapes.

Debbie Stoller

Debbie Stoller has been hailed as a pioneer of “girlie feminism” for reviving interest in traditionally feminine activities like knitting through Bust and Stitch ‘n Bitch.

Fania Mindell

After co-founding America’s first birth control clinic with Margaret Sanger in 1916, Fania Mindell was arrested and convicted of breaking the Comstock Act for her efforts to make birth control available to women.

Hattie Carnegie, 1955, cropped

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Designer Hattie Carnegie sits and holds her dog.
Photograph by John Engstead.

Designer Hattie Carnegie sits and holds her dog.

Photograph by John Engstead.

Estelle Joan Sommers

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Designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Estelle Joan Sommers (1919–1994).

Photo from the Dance Library of Israel.

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Designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Estelle Joan Sommers (1919–1994).

Photo from the Dance Library of Israel.

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Barbara Kruger Art Installation at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art

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Barbara Kruger's work at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Barbara Kruger's work at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art.

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