Explore 'Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair' at NCMA
Fifty years of beauty, style and empowerment. Witness the remarkable story of an extraordinary fashion show and the woman behind it. View 40 stunning designer ensembles at NCMA's newest exhibition.
"Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair explores the 50-year history of the Ebony Fashion Fair (1958–2009), an unparalleled charity fashion show event that redefined the concepts of beauty, style, and empowerment for African Americans. A spectacle of glamour and performance, the traveling fashion show grew out of the pages of Ebony magazine (first published in 1945). Similar to the publication, the fashion event provided transformative images of African Americans as beautiful and successful.
Far more than a display of fabulous clothes, the show offered black women a vision of what they could wear and, ultimately, who they could be. Featuring 40 stunning ensembles, the exhibition includes works by designers such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Bob Mackie, Alexander McQueen, b. Michael, Missoni, and many more." -NCMA
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