"Grunge fashion was big for awhile. You know, the ‘I’m poor but I’m making it’ sort of look. It’s great, but it seems to have been pretty thoroughly corporatized now. I have no problem with that, but personally, my idols are more along the lines of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Sammy Davis Jr."
A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.