Fashion and Flight: Pioneering Aviatrixes, an interview with Katharine Dorny


Label for Amelia Earhart's short-lived fashion brand, 1934. Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

In the 1920s, the fearless women that took to the skies became celebrities overnight. How did the media spotlight shape early aviatrixes relationship to fashion and flight?

Additional Reading

  • Earhart, Amelia. The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation. Whitefish, Mont.: Kessinger, 2010. Gillies, Midge.
  • Amy Johnson: Queen of the Air. London: Phoenix, 2004.
  • Smith, Elinor. Aviatrix. Thorndike, Me: Thorndike Press, 1982.