Fashion Culture | From Louis Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie: Jazz and Black Glamour

by Elizabeth Way & Alphonso McClendon & Dandy Wellington


March 25, 2021

In a conversation moderated by MFIT assistant curator Elizabeth Way, historian Alphonso McClendon and vintage performer Dandy Wellington discuss the influence of jazz on 1920s fashion. McClendon is associate program director of Design & Merchandising at Drexel University and the author of “Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation.” Dandy Wellington is a jazz singer, bandleader, and vintage style activist based in Harlem in New York City.

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