For fifty years, the Ebony Fashion Fair shaped a new vision of black America through contemporary fashion. This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson, who overcame racial prejudice to bring global fashion to African-American audiences. Developed by the Chicago History Museum in cooperation with Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, presented by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.
Image: Givenchy by Alexander McQueen (France), evening dress, haute couture, fall/winter 1997-98. Appeared in “The Jazz Age of Fashions.” Photo courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC.
More information: https://museum.gwu.edu/inspiring-beauty