The First Fashion of 2017

Last year’s trend for making political statements through dress continues to be a strong influence in 2017.

The National Mall in Washington may become a sea of pink tomorrow. For two months, Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, founders of the Pussyhat Project, have called on those attending the Women’s March on Jan. 21 to wear a pink hat to create a strong visual statement at the march. The movement also allows those unable to attend the march to support the event by wearing a pussyhat wherever they are. The name of the hats were inspired by President Trump’s comments in a 2005 tape in which he said: “Grab them (women) by the pussy. You can do anything.”

A view of the march, January 21, 2017

The hats are simple, consisting of a crocheted or knitted rectangle folded in half and stitched up the sides. For those who aren’t crafty, hats can be found from various online sources.

2 thoughts on “The First Fashion of 2017

  1. Thank you for the synchronicity treat: I was strolling through your millinery tags and was delighted to find an earlier “pussy hat” reference in the 1942, How to Tie a Turban video you posted in March, 2012. Pink scarves anyone?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.