Work/Cited Episode 17: The Fashion Industry and the Politics of Power

By Meredith Mann, Specialist II
July 13, 2022
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

In this episode, NYPL's Tal Nadan and Case-Western University professor Einav Rabinovitch-Fox discussed Dressed for Freedom: The Fashionable Politics of American Feminism, Rabinovitch-Fox's recently published monograph, which benefited from research conducted in the Rose Main Reading Room and in NYPL's archival collections. Their conversation explored the Fashion Group International, how women executives organized in the many different arms of the fashion industry, and how their coordinated action changed what American fashion looked like (and its acceptability) in the mid-20th century.

Author headshot and book cover

Episode Recording and Transcript

A transcript of this event is available here.

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About the Work/Cited Series

Work/Cited is a program series that showcases the latest scholarship supported by the rich collections of The New York Public Library with a behind-the-scenes look at how the finished product was inspired, researched, and created. Catch up on previous episodes on the NYPL blog, where videos and links to related resources are posted shortly after each program. Sign up for NYPL's Research Newsletter or view the events calendar to hear about future programs as they are announced.