Ivanka Trump Wants to Be Taken Seriously, and She’s Using Fashion to Do It – Glamour

And Trump certainly wouldn’t be the first woman in history to use fashion as a tool assert power. In 1478 B.C. when Hatshepsut, the Egyptian queen, came to power, she began incorporating men’s fashion into her look to assert her authority. In 1851, Amelia Jenks Bloomer, an American newspaper editor, became one of the first women to wear pants in public, a statement that she could be successful among men. Coco Chanel, in the 1920s, pioneered the idea of the feminine tailored suit as the de facto outfit for women who were working and leading busy lives.

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