THE March 8th is the day dedicated to women and honoring their struggles for their rights. Indeed, from 1910, when the proposal to celebrate the day was first submitted at the Conference of Socialist Women in Copenhagen until its adoption in 1975 by the United Nations, its importance does not seem to have weakened in the slightest: 110 years later women still claim equality and justice, with the #metoo movement to have developed into one of the most resonant and strong acts of solidarity worldwide .
Although the penetration of women today in the "penthouses" of leadership whether they concern politics and social administration or business or other important sectors, however some things still remain less self-evident for women than for men in corresponding positions. And the effort to establish themselves and prove their worth it requires more effort and more strength . A woman will not only be judged by her potential and efficiency, but also by her origin, her marital status, her manners, and even her dress.
Today's power women are therefore well aware that they are not only called upon to get the job done efficiently, but also to "dress up" their role with a meaning: in short, they know that they become influential role models and they inspire millions of women on the planet (for a portion of which, in fact, are still not self-evident basic rights), so their mission is multiple.
In this context, many of the women who are currently being discussed in the international media for their dynamic presence in the positions they serve, have made sure to utilize anything that can be useful to pass messages . Even if it's their smile, their haircut, a well-polished suit, a shiny necklace or a pair of sneakers.
The Perfect 10
The list of dynamic women of our time could include many names: of science, politics, culture, fashion, showbiz . In the top 10 below, however, we've singled out some of the planet's best-known dynamic women, who have also managed to make dynamic style look attractively chic even to women who are not involved in "business", have used fashion diplomacy with great success the have distinguished themselves in the field of fashion as something more than just persons engaged or employed in it.
The former First Lady of the USA continues to thrill crowds with her public appearances and placements. She was the one in which fashion diplomacy, before Harris, regained its lost glory, while many American independent designers and brands, especially from the Black community, owe their fame to her.
The outsider of the American political scene, who is developing into a force to be reckoned with, has also managed to impress with his stylistic choices. It is also thanks to her that the affordable luxury bags of the Black and LGBTQ+ community designer Telfar Clemens "conquered" the Capitol.
The vice president of the U.S. she made history as the first woman in this position, and indeed as the first Black woman of Asian descent. Harris is also the new master of fashion diplomacy in the White House, who has shown that a pair of sneakers can comfortably serve her duties and has put classy pearls into women's everyday wear.
Kamala Harris during her election campaign wearing her favorite Converse.
The president of the House of Representatives in the USA, and the woman who stood up to Donald Trump, is considered one of the best-dressed American politicians. Not without reason, of course, as the prominent politician has highlighted the bright side of power dressing by constantly investing in bold colors and statement accessories for her appearances.
The Duchess of Cambridge does not belong to the category of women who relied on their professional status and talents to rise to a higher position. Her status is actually "wife and mother of heirs", but this does not mean that Kate is a woman without obligations. On the contrary, the duchess is one of the most indomitable members of the British royal family, who, especially during the pandemic, has shown consistent consistency in her advisory and charitable work. Kate Middleton has also managed to win another battle: to prove that the wardrobe of a "blue-blooded" can include pieces, not necessarily expensive, that are worn again and again, thus helping to promote sustainable fashion.
From politics we move to entertainment, and if there is currently one A-list star who can masterfully maneuver between sexy stage appearances, relaxed street style outfits with overalls, glamorous red carpet looks and ultra-elegant high fashion ensembles, it is López. Showwoman, actress, entrepreneur, activist, philanthropist, mother, partner, the star seems to have found an enviable, and remarkable, balance in her life.
At 84 years old, Jane Fonda, one of Hollywood's veterans, remains active whether it concerns her work or her activism, which she never gave up despite the celebrity that accompanied her name. Fonda remains stylish even as she takes to the streets to protest climate change.
Marc Jacobs was asked what the "Prada aesthetic" (Prada-ism) is, he replied that "Prada-ism is Miuccia Prada". The woman who turned the family business with luxury leather goods into a global giant of ready-to-wear and a house - "key" in the formation of trends concerning fashion from season to season, is a woman with a unique sense of style, but also perception of the changes and the adaptation that is imposed on it according to the times. Her choice to co-exist creatively at the helm of Prada with Raf Simons, comes to confirm that she is a woman, entrepreneur and creator, who sees ahead of her time.
From a posh Spice Girl to a designer with huge credibility when it comes to power dressing, the famous Briton has managed to associate her name and creations with the most elegant ensembles for women who swear by minimalist, sophisticated looks and smart suiting . Despite the blow to her brand due to the pandemic, and the downsizing she had to do to her business and collections, she remains one of the dominant names in the British fashion industry.
The millionaire Italian fashion blogger and entrepreneur is one of those famous influencers who proved during the pandemic that the power of influencing can become a vehicle for good causes: Chiara used her social media to raise money for Milan hospitals. Ferraghi can comfortably endorse power dressing in her looks, though it's never been her defining style, but she now chooses to do so in terms that aren't all about styling advice.