Gallery

Power suits

A woman wearing a suit is a political statement. In the 1970s and 1980s, power suits and other attire became a way for women to establish their authority in a male-dominated world.

Curated by Europeana XX project partners.

photograph of a seated dark haired woman in a suit
Modell i tröja, kofta, byxor med pressveck och sandaler på en veranda.
DEAUVILLE - LA POTINIÈRE
Jacket, woman's, grey silk crepe, Armani, mid-1980s.   
Fashion show Thierry Mugler spring / summer 1980
Damesensemble 'Long live the immaterial (bluescreen): Karolina'
MAISONS-LAFFITTE - MODE AUX COURSES
Fashion show Thierry Mugler
Damesensemble 'Black Hole'
Broekpak van zwarte geplisseerde stof
PARIS - COLETTE ET MISSY
Fashion show Thierry Mugler
Damesensemble 'Black Hole'
Damesensemble bestaande uit moulagetop met pantalon uit de wintercollectie Mood, Fabric & …
Coco Chanel
Stroller on the Brighton Front
Multitrousers uit de collectie 'Show me your second face'
Image from Women's Advertising Catalogue
PANTALON POIRET
Damesensemble 'One woman show: Karolina'
Damesensemble (broekpak) bestaande uit jasje en broek
Damesensemble 'L'Apparence du Vide'
MODE FEMININE
Porträtt av etnologen och dräktforskaren Anna-Maja Nylén, verksam vid Nordiska museet från…
Portret van Tine van Werf verkleed als La Garçonne
MODE
PARIS - GARCONNE
MODE FEMININE
Margaret Thatcher visits Poland