Hana Podolská

Source: Czech Centres / FDULSSource: Czech Centres / FDULS

Fashion designer and owner of a renowned clothing salon in Prague, which became a model for all similar Czech companies in the 1930s and 1940s. Pioneer of fashion shows, for which she employed the first professional fashion models. Her imaginative creations were sported by contemporary Czech stars of the silver screen along with prominent socialites.

The illustrated project Czech Heroines was inspired by the centenary of voting rights for Czech women and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prominent Czech writer Božena Němcová. It is a joint project by the Czech Centres, the Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia and Radio Prague International.