In an article called "G.M. Salutes Its 'Damsel' Designers," the Times covers the "Designing Women" exhibition that went up earlier this week at the Museum of the City of New York. "Designing Women" examines a largely unknown part of U.S. auto design history: The small cadre of women hired as designers by General Motors following World War II.
"The women I spoke with did not think of themselves as being pioneers," said [former G.M. designer Susan] Skarsgard, who interviewed three of the original "Damsels" during her research. They shrugged off hurdles or obstacles by simply focusing on "being really good at what they did."
The following video gives you a brief look at both Skarsgard and current-day designer Christine Park:
Sadly, the "Designing Women" exhibit does not have its own webpage at the Museum site. The exhibit itself is folded into the larger "Cars, Culture, and the City" show and runs through August 8th.
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