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28 Days of Black Fashion History: Willi Smith

In 1988, NY mayor David Dinkins declared February 23rd Willi Smith day, in honor of one of the most talented designers of his era. He was F.U.B.U. 619 more words

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28 Days of Black Fashion History: Zelda Wynn Valdes

She is probably one of the most talented evening and costume designers you’ve never heard of, and yet Zelda Wynn Valdes designed gowns for many of 1940’s and 50’s well known entertainers and is credited with creating the sexiest working uniform in history. 511 more words

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28 Days of Black Fashion History: Fabrice Simon

With his highly embellished, glittering evening wear, Fabrice Simon’s creations were a symbol of 80’s glamour and excess. His creations were often seen on the bodies of some of the most famous 80’s celebs. 524 more words

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28 Days of Black Fashion History: Arthur Smith

Born in Cuba and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Arthur Smith at an early age, began to show his artistry, talents that would lead him to become a master of modern jewelry design. 558 more words

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28 Days of Black Fashion History: Jackie Peters-Cully

Falling into her career, ironically because of lack of opportunity, Jackie Peters Cully became one of the first African American textile artists in fashion and thrived as head stylist and later owner of her own textile design firm in New York. 379 more words

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28 Days of Black Fashion History: Lois K. Alexander-Lane

Though Lois K. Alexander-Lane was said to have been a fashion designer, her legacy will be tied to not what she designed but her efforts to bring more attention and recognition to other Black designers by establishing the Black Fashion Museum. 412 more words

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