Determined, caring, resilient, thoughtful—our original founder (and our namesake) Anne Klein defined the traits that inspire how we design today. Celebrating her legacy, we looked to three women who exemplify these characteristics and are making a mark in each of their fields. Photographed by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen (a heroine herself, known for showcasing the authenticity of her subjects), we spent the afternoon with Charli Howard, Deana Haggag, and Siri Hustvedt. From body image to what it means to be a woman today, we asked them about the complexities of modern femininity. Their candor and multi-faceted beauty are what make them perfect examples of #WomenWhoDo.
Hustvedt is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning novelist and essayist. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, academic essay—she’s seemingly tackled all forms of writing. This variety is only rivaled by the breadth of subject matter she’s covered: identity, belonging, love, physicality and so much more.
President and CEO of United States Artists, Haggag works to help artists at all stages of their careers gain funding for their projects. It’s the inclusivity of this program—all creative industries including architecture, dance and visual arts are considered—that makes it so unique. By empowering innovators, no matter how old or how experienced, United States Artists is a portal into some of the most exciting work emerging today.