Fashion maverick Elizabeth Hawes was not a conformist

Mark A. Carlson

A bestselling writer, labor organizer and WWII-era factory worker, the Ridgewood native designed transcendent apparel that was preserved by the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, now part of the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was a maverick in the fashion world, says Bettina Berch, who wrote the 1988 Hawes […]

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