Women’s work­wear hits

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Katharine Ham­nett at a re­cep­tion with Mar­garet Thatcher, 1984 Wear­ing her own T-shirt em­bla­zoned with “58% Don’t Want Per­sh­ing” as a protest against US mis­sile plans, the fash­ion designer used the T-shirt to make a po­lit­i­cal state­ment in front of the then-prime Min­is­ter. Sharon Stone at the Os­cars, 1996 The ac­tress de­fied every­one’s ex­pec­ta­tions when she at­tended the Os­cars wear­ing a turtle­neck and a long-sleeved coat, prov­ing that ac­tresses don’t need to wear slinky designer gowns to go down in fash­ion his­tory. Emma Wat­son’s first UN speech, 2014 The ac­tress had a touch of Jackie O as she called on men to join the fight for equal­ity, launch­ing the He­for­she cam­paign. The hour­glass-sil­hou­ette dress, paired with clean hair and makeup, was a fresh look for 21st-cen­tury fem­i­nism. Bey­oncé and her dancers at the Na­tional Foot­ball League’s Su­per Bowl, 2016 Putting the is­sue of racism on the most-watched stage in the US, their cos­tumes were a nod to the Black Pan­thers and the fight against racial dis­crim­i­na­tion. Michelle Obama’s fi­nal state din­ner, 2016 Talk about go­ing out with a bang. The for­mer US First Lady said good­bye to the White House in an Ate­lier Ver­sace dress that re­flected both her love of fash­ion and what seemed to be a daz­zling cel­e­bra­tion of the sig­nif­i­cance of her time as the first AfricanAmer­i­can First Lady.

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