kind of business, you should begin somewhere near where you hoped to end. In other
words, if I wanted to
make really good clothes to order, I would start out making
good, and therefore expensive, clothes to order. If I started making inexpensive
clothes, I thought probably I’d die making them."
* Text by Elizabeth Hawes from her groundbreaking book, Fashion is Spinach circa 1938
The Lost Art of Dress by Linda Przybyszewski inspired me to search out some of the original texts she used in her research. I loved the language so much I wanted to share it. So here’s an example of a “found poem” I wrote using her words.
Elizabeth Hawes was one of the first American designers who broke with Paris haute couture to create comfortable stylish clothes for American women. She also was an author, union organizer, champion of gender equality, and political activist.