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Fashion and Beauty

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.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Donna Karan, 2008

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Philanthropist and designer Donna Karan at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.

Image courtesy of David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

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Philanthropist and designer Donna Karan at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.


Image courtesy of David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

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"A Woman in Business: The Life of Beatrice Fox Auerbach" Front Cover by Virginia Hale

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The front cover of Virginia Hale's biography of Beatrice Fox Auerbach, A Woman in Business: The Life of Beatrice Fox Auerbach.
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The front cover of Virginia Hale's biography of Beatrice Fox Auerbach, A Woman in Business: The Life of Beatrice Fox Auerbach.

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"851 Fast Beauty Fixes and Facts" Front Cover by Adrien Arpel

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851 Fast Beauty Fixes and Facts by Adrien Arpel.

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851 Fast Beauty Fixes and Facts by Adrien Arpel.

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Bars of Soap Image

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A stack of three white bars of soap.
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A stack of three white bars of soap.

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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.

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