April 4, 2021

Day: April 4, 2021

Women’s safety needs to be the priority of men

It’s not always easy reflecting on one’s own behaviour. We like to think we’re good guys, but the #MeToo movement’s rise – and women increasingly sharing their stories of bad experiences following the recent death of Sarah Everard – have put men under the microscope. Many men have taken on board practical advice about not walking too closely behind a woman walking on her own or stepping in if it looks like somebody is bothering her – some claiming this never occurred to them before – but as admirable as these epiphanies are, making women feel safe and respected goes

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Rachel Fenderson, MA Fashion Studies ’18, AAS Fashion Design ’08, is Shining a Spotlight on Obscured Creatives

Fenderson has curated exhibitions about the American Fashion Designer, Couturier, and Costumer Jay Jaxon, and is working on a biography of him
Fenderson has curated exhibitions about the American Fashion Designer, Couturier, and Costumer Jay Jaxon, and is working on a biography of him

Rachel Fenderson, MA Fashion Studies ’18, AAS Fashion Design ’08, is Shining a Spotlight on Obscured Creatives

Jay Jaxon was the first American and Black American to be the head designer of French Haute Couture Maison Jean-Louis Scherrer in 1969. Jaxon would go on to work for the most celebrated couture houses of Paris in the 1970’s, where he designed for Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Jean-Louis Scherrer, and Pierre Cardin’s American Market. He started

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Jessica McClintock, designer of countless prom dreams, dies

Jessica McClintock, the designer who made countless prom dress dreams come true, has died at age 90 at her home in San Francisco.

McClintock, whose Feb. 16 death was not immediately announced, was famed for her budget-friendly formalwear, and thousands of promgoers have fond memories of trying on gowns at her boutique in San Francisco’s Union Square.

The fashion trailblazer was born in Maine in 1930 and left home at 17 to pursue a college degree. She graduated from San Jose State University and eventually settled in the Bay Area, where she invested in San Francisco fashion label Gunne Sax

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