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Virtual Gallery Talk: RBG’S Official Robe & Jabot with Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual Gallery Talk: RBG’s Official Robe & Jabot with Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Zoom

Ruth Bader Ginsburg might seem an unlikely fashion icon, but this petite Supreme Court Justice used every opportunity to make towering statements about equality, including what she chose to wear. In an interview with the Washington Post, she explained why she chose to wear a jabot with her robe. “You know, the standard robe is made for a man because it has a place for the shirt to show, and the tie,” she said. “So Sandra Day O’Connor and I thought it would be appropriate if we included as part of our robe something typical of a woman. So I have many, many collars.” In fact, RBG associated meanings to her different collars, including her famous “Dissent Collar.” Using her Court robe, jabot, and signature scrunchie as a starting point, fashion expert Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox discusses how RBG, and others like her, used fashion as a way to make statements about race, class, gender, and equality.

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This program is presented by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in connection to the special exhibition, Notorious: RBG: The Life & Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Proud partners include the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center; PNC Bank; and CWRU’s Siegal Lifelong Learning.


May 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm