Elizabeth Hawes

Fashion designer

1903 – 1971

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Who was Elizabeth Hawes?

Elizabeth Hawes was an American clothing designer, outspoken critic of the fashion industry, and champion of ready to wear and people's right to have the clothes they desired, rather than the clothes dictated to be fashionable. She was among the first Americans to establish their reputations outside of Paris haute couture. In addition to her work in the fashion industry as a sketcher, copyist, stylist, and journalist, and designer, she was an author, union organizer, champion of gender equality, and political activist.

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Born
Dec 16, 1903
Ridgewood
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  • United States of America
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Education
  • Vassar College
Died
Sep 6, 1971
New York

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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