Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Midweek Meditation

In keeping with a fashion design theme:
“Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.” —  Anne Klein 

Today is the birthday of Anne Klein, a pioneer in women's sportswear design, who went on to establish the Anne Klein fashion label which continues to this day.  Anne Klein was born in 1924 and died of breast cancer in 1974.
"Sportswear started out as a fashion industry term describing informal and interchangeable separates (i.e., blouses, shirts, skirts and shorts), but now describes clothing worn for a wide range of social events. It was developed to cater to the needs of the increasingly fast-paced lifestyle of American women."
"Sportswear has been called America's main contribution to the history of fashion design."
 -- Sportswear quotes are from "Sportswear (fashion)", Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, August 3, 2011.
 -- Some information on Anne Klein was obtained from "Anne Klein", Wikipedia, The Free Encyclpedia, August 3, 2011.

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