New exhibit to feature empowered women’s clothing and footwear
ITHACA, N.y.—alexandria Ocasio-cortez’s shoes were made for walking over all her New York City congressional district.
Now, the campaign footwear worn by the youngest woman ever elected to Congress will be part of an exhibit chronicling how women use fashion for empowerment in endeavours such as politics and civil rights.
The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection at Cornell University is launching an exhibition titled “Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline.”
Among the highlights are collars from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a labour union cap from a campaign led by Corretta Scott King and a skirt suit worn by Janet Reno. Alexandria Ocasio-cortez’s footwear will be part of an exhibit chronicling how women use fashion for empowerment in endeavours such as politics.