Fashion and Feminism

What is Feminism?

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman”
Simone de Beauvoir .

Feminist History:

Suffragette:The Suffragette Fellowship and the Library of the London Society for Women’s Service

How Suffragette’s used fashion   Fashion Activists 


Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM), or ‘second wave feminism’, from the late 1960s that would have the greatest impact on the writing of women’s history

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

Women’s Movement 1960’s-70’s




National Women’s Liberation 

The Mini Skirt   Mary Quant 







Just in time to help with your research projects!!!!

The library has acquired the  The Vogue Archive.  This online resource contains the entire run  of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day,  reproduced in high-resolution color page images.  More than 400,000  pages are included, constituting a treasure trove of the work from the  greatest designers, photographers, stylists, and illustrators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Vogue is a unique record of American and international popular culture that extends beyond fashion.  The Vogue
Archive is an essential primary source for the study of fashion, gender,
and modern social history – past, present, and future.




Useful for subjects like:

  • Fashion history
  • Gender studies
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Photography and graphic design
  • Popular culture
  • Textiles and dress


Fear and Fashion

Democratic vs. communist / socialist

Space suit  


Frank Horvat, American Man and woman in spacesuits.  1963. Photograph 

2001 a Space Odyssey, Sir Hardy Amies Designer

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Rudi Gernreich


clothing with Armor, 1960’s

1967 Fashion Show


Early 1970’s right after Apollo moon walk.


Paco Rabanne 

Fashion Show


1960’s metal dress


Casino Royale 1967


Barbarella costumes  Paco R and Jacques Fonteray  1968


Jane Fonda as Barbarella 1968


Roger Vadim preparing Jane Fonda’s outfit in Barbaarella 1967


Pierre Cardin – Cosmocorps





Fashion Show 1969

Fashion Show 1970


Alice Edeling: tunic and boots, metallic fabric, late 1960’s.  The Netherlands.

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Emilio Pucci “space bubble” 1965




Andre Courreges   inventor of the mini dress





André Courrèges - Space Age (2)

1970 Fashion Video  Space age video


Gijs Bakker


Polly Magoo



Diana Dew 1967


Haus Rucker co 1967



Fall 2107 Registration and Advisement workshop

Monday March 13, 5 to 7 pm, Fine Arts building, room 226: primarily for Animation and Graphic Design /Visual Communication majors, but any Art student (ART EDUCATION, ART HISTORY, STUDIO ARTS) is welcome

Tuesday March 14, 11:40 am to 12:40 pm, Music building, room 211: primarily for Fashion, Fiber and Materials majors, but any Art student (ART EDUCATION, ART HISTORY, STUDIO ARTS) is welcome

 PS: Thanks to Professor Rebecca Davis and Professional Academic Advisor, Ms. Evelyn Chicas arranging these workshops.


Cal State LA has over 400 scholarship opportunities to support the educational goals of our students.  You can browse the variety of scholarships available on our Cal State LA Scholarships Application site.  The scholarships are made available through the generosity of our University donors, alumni, and friends.  Remember, these scholarship opportunities are in addition to the various federal, state, and outside agency financial aid programs!


When do students apply and what is the deadline?

  • Students can begin applying on March 6, 2017
  • Students must complete their online application except for the submission of the letter of reference no later than March 28, 2017. 
  • The person submitting the letter of reference must do so no later than April 6, 2017


For more information about the Scholarship application process, please visit the Scholarships website.






William & Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship Endowment

William Lahey served as CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor, Faculty and Staff Affairs, for twenty years. The endowment is a tribute

to his commitment to education and his wife’s passion for the arts. This scholarship is for students in a post-baccalaureate program leading to

a high school single subject teaching credential in the arts and will cover tuition, campus fees and a stipend. ($10,000) The campus internal

deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 25th, 2016

Scholarship recipients must meet each of the following requirements:

• Be enrolled at a California State University campus at least half-time;

• Possess a bachelor’s degree in art or in one of the visual art specializations;

• Be enrolled in one of the following programs: o A post baccalaureate program leading to a high school single subject

teaching credential in the arts;

A Master of Fine Arts program in art or one of the visual arts specialization; or

A Master of Arts program in art or one of the visual arts specializations.

• Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications in the following order:

1. First priority will be given to students enrolled in a program leading to a single subject teaching credential in the arts;

2. Second priority will be given to students enrolled in a graduate program in art of one of the visual arts specializations;

3. Third priority will be given to eligible students who have a record of volunteer activities in the arts or who are currently engaged in arts volunteer activities in schools or community arts organizations.


A&L Office of Dean

School of Arts and Letters Angeles Scholarship

Hugo M. Leckey Scholarship

Department of Art

The Audrey Wanner Peyton Millis Scholarship recipient must be a full-time student with an interest in oil or water-based painting on

canvas. You must maintain a 3.0 average.

The Joseph Soldate Endowed Scholarship is awarded to deserving full-time Art students in Ceramics. It requires a 3.0 or above GPA.

The Art Department Memorial Scholarship is awarded to deserving full-time Art students at Cal State LA. It requires a 3.0 or above GPA.

The Robert Reeser Art Education Scholarship is available for both undergraduate and graduate Art Education students with a 2-semester

residence at Cal State LA.

The Ronald Silverman Endowed Scholarship is award to Art Education students.

The Robert Reeser Art Education Scholarship is available for both undergraduate and graduate Art Education students with a 2-semester residence at Cal State LA.

The Dr. Zoe May Parola Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate Art Education majors. It requires a 3.8 GPA and 2 letters of recommendation.

The Joseph G. Uribe Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 for the preceding 18 units as an undergraduate, or 9 units as a graduate student.

Every undergraduate applicant must be senior art major. A portfolio review by the faculty scholarship committee is required.

The John Baldessari Family Foundation Scholarship requires eligible applicants must be full-time undergraduates and graduates majoring in ART with GPAs above 3.2. Preference is given to students who have completed 75 or more required units of course work (major and GE units for undergraduate students, thus juniors or seniors) and 15 or more for MA and 30 or more for MFA graduate students.

The Professor Mac McClain Scholarship in Sculpture is award to students focus on their study in Sculpture.