by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Standing Out

In the early years of second-wave feminism, some activists thumbed their noses at Vogue, Seventh Avenue, and their mother’s closets. Liberated women wore their disdain for fashion as a badge of honor on their slogan T-shirts. No more dressing to please men. Or to arouse other women’s envy. No more color-coordinated outfits. According to these women, if you looked good you couldn’t be smart and if you were smart or wanted to be taken seriously you couldn’t look good.

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Fashioning Feminism

The articles in this special section:

Getting Dressed

by Sonia Isard

No Thanks For the Liberation

by Rokhl Kafrissen

Standing Out

by Letty Cottin Pogrebin

My Coach Bag

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough