Dress like a woman Working women and what they wore

Book - 2018

What does it mean to dress like a woman? The photographs in this book depict women-- both familiar and unknown-- who inhabit a fascinating intersection of fashion, gender, class, nationality, and race, proving there is no single answer to this question. It provides a comprehensive look at the role of gender and clothing in the workplace.

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Illustrated works
Published
New York : Abrams Image 2018.
Language
English
Physical Description
224 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781419729928
1419729926
Other Authors
Roxane Gay (writer of foreword), Vanessa Friedman (writer of introduction)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Showcasing 300 photographs that illustrate how women’s roles have changed over the last century, a visual exploration, accompanied by essays from renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and feminist writer Roxane Gay, features women who inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality and race. 50,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge, and scientist. So what does it mean to dress like a woman?Dress Like a Woman turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes more than 240 incredible photographs that illustrate how women’s roles have changed over the last century. The women pictured in this book inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. You’ll see some familiar faces, including trailblazers Shirley Chisholm, Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. Pioneering scientists and mathematicians, leading civil rights and feminist activists, factory workers and lumberjacks, stay-at-home moms and domestic workers, and artists and musicians; all express their individual style and dress to get the job done. With essays by renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay, Dress Like a Woman offers a comprehensive look at the role of gender and clothing in the workplace—and proves that there’s no single way to dress like a woman.  

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A woman can be a firefighter, surgeon, astronaut, military officer, athlete, judge, and scientist. So what does it mean to dress like a woman?Dress Like a Woman turns that question on its head by sharing a myriad of interpretations across history. The book includes more than 240 incredible photographs that illustrate how women's roles have changed over the last century. The women pictured in this book inhabit a fascinating intersection of gender, fashion, politics, culture, class, nationality, and race. You'll see some familiar faces, including trailblazers Shirley Chisholm, Amelia Earhart, Angela Davis, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Michelle Obama, but the majority of photographs are of ordinary working women from many backgrounds and professions. Pioneering scientists and mathematicians, leading civil rights and feminist activists, factory workers and lumberjacks, stay-at-home moms and domestic workers, and artists and musicians; all express their individual style and dress to get the job done. With essays by renowned fashion writer Vanessa Friedman and New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay, Dress Like a Woman offers a comprehensive look at the role of gender and clothing in the workplace'and proves that there's no single way to dress like a woman.