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“Women, Fashion, and Power” at the Design Museum

Sadly, fashion is not seen as source of empowerment for women in a society that considers femininity as inferior and views it as “other” than or next to “masculinity.” It is as Simone de Beauvior would claim, “the second sex.”

This article makes the great point of how femininity and fashion are devalued and suppressed in today’s workforce. It’s still problematic to think of fashion as empowering for women. Fashion is far from frivolous, but today’s powerful women largely see it as degrading.

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