Blouse Designed by Amelia Earhart, 1934

Summary

Amelia Earhart--the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic--launched a fashion line in 1934. The garments--with simple lines and mid-range prices--were inspired by Earhart's interest in functional clothing for active living. The brand's label featured Earhart's signature, along with a soaring red plane. Despite publicity garnered by Earhart's foray into clothing design, the line didn't catch on with the public.

Amelia Earhart--the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic--launched a fashion line in 1934. The garments--with simple lines and mid-range prices--were inspired by Earhart's interest in functional clothing for active living. The brand's label featured Earhart's signature, along with a soaring red plane. Despite publicity garnered by Earhart's foray into clothing design, the line didn't catch on with the public.

Artifact

Blouse (Main garment)

Date Made

1934

Creators

Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Amelia Earhart's fashion line of clothing.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2014.21.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Kidskin

Color

White (Color)

Inscriptions

Text on label: DESIGNED BY/ Amelia Earhart

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