Pinning Down Pinup History

“Pinning down Pinup History” is a blog dedicated to exploring how women used fashion to impact their roles in western society and culture. The evolution of fashion gives us a lense to visually understand how women’s roles have quickly and drastically changed from decade to decade, and even more so over centuries. Often restricted in rights, women used fashion as a defense – and at times as an offensive strategy – against a misogynistic, patriarchal system set on disempowering women. Women then and now carve out their very own place in history. By looking into the integral role fashion played in women’s lives and women’s movements we can better understand the many reincarnations of the “Pinup Girl”, and her importance during her time and today!