Exhibition \\ Made It
Section 3: Seismic Shifts
Women designers devised revolutionary new styles for women that reflected their worlds. Across Europe and the U.S. in the 20th century, women pushed away from being relegated to the domestic sphere and actively resisted the confining social systems that gave men more power.
The fashion world—especially new women designers and leaders—responded with vigor. Hemlines rose and fell. Cut and drape shifted to match women’s rising needs and desires. Innovative techniques in design and construction prevailed.