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“At the very beginning of my career, I had a teacher whose name was Vinnette Carroll; she directed a number of Broadway shows. She kept saying to me, “You know the problem with beautiful women? They tend to rely on their beauty.” And I said, How wrong she is! I never think of myself as being beautiful. I thought, What are you talking about? I work so hard. And I did. But I learned from her how important it is to learn your craft. When all else fails, you will land on that, and that alone.”

– The trailblazing Cicely Tyson for ELLE Magazine, 2017

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ab. 1896 The ‘Lily’ evening gown by House of Worth (Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris) 

Black silk velvet, white silk satin (for the partially modern collar), white satin appliqués embroidered with metal cannetilles and gold sequins.

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1896 Photos of Comtesse Henry Greffulhe née Elisabeth de Caraman-Chimay wearing the dress (photo by Paul Nadar) © Ministère de la Culture - Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Atelier de Nadar

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Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton was asked a question by a female reporter and responded, saying “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes”

The reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue, tweeted this response:

(I don’t think it’s “funny” to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.)