Friday, May 22, 2009

Fashion Icons: Amelia Earhart

The Space Shuttle Atlantis may be landing this morning, if the weather cooperates, after a successful mission servicing the Hubble Telescope. Which got me thinking about fashion in way up there. Stay with me now, because one of the most strikingly stylish women ever to successfully design a line of clothing, or work as an editor for Cosmopolitan, was in fact far more famed for her aviating.

Amelia Earhart looked the business, whether she was dressed in pilot's leathers or, as here, a more genteel day touring the labs at the Langley research building in 1928.

(According to Wiki, her beaver coat got sucked into a wind tunnel. I have no doubt whatsoever that she handled it with breathtaking composure.)

Amelia Earhart, and mission specialist K. Megan McArthur, this one's for you.

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