New ex­hibit to fea­ture em­pow­ered women’s cloth­ing and footwear

StarMetro Halifax - - THE KIT -

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.

DON EM­MERT/AFP/GETTY IM­AGES

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