- Ritu Kumar Ritu is undeniably one of the most celebrated and respected Indian fashion designers in the world today. The likes of the late Princess Diana and Jemima Khan have been fans of her work and in her professional capacity, she has also co-authored a book, Costumes and Textiles of Royal India, published by Christie’s in 1999. In a sea of fashionable talent, her name and designs stand out a cut above the rest. Life lesson from Ritu: Your work always needs that something extra to put…
Millicent Rogers (February 1, 1902 - January 1, 1953), was a socialite, fashion icon, and art collector. She was the granddaughter of Standard Oil tycoon and an heiress to his wealth. Rogers is notable for having been an early supporter and enthusiast of Southwestern-style art and jewelry. Later in life, she became an activist, and was among the first celebrities to champion the cause of Native American civil rights. She is still credited today as an influence on major fashion designers.
Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham (1632–1705), née Mytton, was a member of the English aristocracy, who traditionally has been identified as an important architectural patron. Recently she is posited to be the first known woman architect, whose work frequently may have been attributed to men. In addition to a dozen family residences and a larger number of churches, as many as 400 buildings may have been designed by her.
Carte-de-visite portrait of Edmonia Lewis (1845-1890), African American Sculptor. Lewis, the first famous American sculptor of African descent, had a Chippewa mother and a free black father. After being orphaned at age twelve, she was adopted by abolitionist parents and eventually developed into an accomplished Neo-classical sculptor. While in Rome, she worked and exhibited with the likes of Harriet Hosmer. #Victorian #women #artists