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Gap tees up for the American woman


In an effort to make tonight's Conde Nast prom (a.k.a. the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala Benefit) more accessible, Gap, the event's sponsor, is selling T-shirts inspired by the fashion exhibit "American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity," which opens at the museum Wednesday, May 5.

The T-shirt designs are drawn from archetypes of American femininity from the 1890s to the 1940s, which are the organizing principle for the show. Above, left to right, are the Heiress T-shirt (back view), the Gibson Girl T-shirt and the Flapper T-shirt.  Below, left to right, the Suffragist, Screen Siren and Patriot tees. Shirts are $34.50 to $44.50 at Gap stores and at

Which one is your favorite? I'm partial to the Gibson Girl.

--Booth Moore

Photos courtesy of the Gap.


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