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.