Black Fashion and Beauty: A Historical View

by Teri Agins & Audrey Smaltz & Jeffrey Banks & Elizabeth Way


African Americans are excluded from the history of U.S. fashion and beauty. However, Black Fashion & Beauty: A Historical View shines a light on this important topic that includes black fashion dressmakers Anne Lowe, fashion designers Stephen Burrows, Byron Lars , Jeffrey Banks, and Tracey Reese; fashion activist Bethann Hardison, style icon Ophelia DeVore; hair stylists John Atchison and Olive Benson; the Ebony Fashion Fair show, widely successful hair care companies like Madame C. J. Walker, Johnson Products, Soft Sheen and cosmetic companies like Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Carol’s Daughter. Hosted by former fashion editor of The Wall Street Journal Teri Agins, Black Fashion & Beauty: A Historical View explores the rich history of African Americans in the fashion and beauty industry. Joining Agins are the legendary fashion show producer, Audrey Smaltz, successful menswear and home décor designer and author, Jeffrey Banks, and Assistant Curator of Costume at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Elizabeth Way. The discussion also features a Q&A session with questions from The HistoryMakers StyleMakers Advisory Committee. Tune in to this incredible panel to learn more about this fascinating and little-known history.

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