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Radical by Design
Bettina Berch
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Radical by Design

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Published November 17th 1988 by Dutton Books
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Oh my god. Fashion designer, writer, labor organizer, mainly active in the 30s and 40s? Yes, my interest was piqued when I stumbled across this at the library. Oh my god. All I've been doing since I opened the book at home that night has been to ask friends, "Have you heard of Elizabeth Hawes?" I want to buy several copies of this book and start circulating them around. She's one of those people who was radical and often just too far ahead of her time, and wasn't "nice" enough to play the fool ...more
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By all means, read this book. Everyone should know about Elizabeth Hawes.
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I am obsessed with this woman. In fact, I am founding an Elizabeth Hawes fan club, that's how much I like her.
You can become a member if you're amused by the witty titles she gave her dress designs: the Misadventure Dress, to be worn with
the Alimony Cape; Public Enemy Number 1; or Prosperity Is Just Around The Corner. Come ON. One of her sweaters had a phone number knitted into it:
382-5968, or Fuc-kyou. Iconoclastic, visionary, a true artist who moved from design to writing effortlessly, Hawes
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