Thursday, November 5, 2009

Amelia Earhart as fashionista

A friend of mine, a fellow woman-pilot from the 99's (an international organization for women pilots),
sent a link to an interesting article about Amelia in the Huffington Post.  Presumably, the renewed interest in Amelia is due to the new movie about her life.  I was aware that she had designed a line of accessories and clothing, but did not realize that she is widely considered the first "celebrity designer".  Huh.
Many people view Amelia as a very androgynous creature because she was mainly photographed in her flying attire, which admittedly looked quite masculine, especially for the era in which she was living.  This article offers a view of her through a much different lens.

 A beautiful and seldom seen photo of Amelia from a poster for her lecture tour. Her aviator pin, pearls and open collar look contemporary.

Pictured: The dress Amelia Earhart designed and gave to her friend and flying student Mary Packwood.  This dress is in the Hanford Carnegie exhibit today, in Hanford, CA.

Pictured: Amelia Earhart's Fashion Label, the little red airplane taking off complimented her signature.

1 comment:

  1. This is very cool. Can't wait to see the movie. I'm a big fan of Amelia.


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