Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no time for what society said they could and couldn't do and would see the world bend before they did. In 1870 a mesmerising psychic named Victoria Woodhull shattered tradition by running for the White House. Had she won the ensuing spectacle would surely have rivalled that of our own era. Abhorring such flamboyance, Mary Wollstonecraft inspired a revolution of thought with her pen as she issued women's first manifesto - still to be fulfilled. From Aimee Semple McPherson, the first female preacher in America, to Coco Chanel, designer of an empire, these women became the change they wanted to see in society. In this book, Jeremy Scott pays tribute to them all with wit, verve and reverence.
Preface 1. Mrs Satan: Presidential candidate 2. Monogamy is unacceptable behaviour 3. Liberty, equality, and what? 4. Holy-rolling in Carmel love nest 5. 'Society shaken by terrible scandal' 6. The Messalina complex 7. 'I am new just because it's me' 8. The brand becomes her 9. The scent of a woman Notes on sources Acknowledgements Index.