Ebony Fashion Fair Preview 37.5

 
GIVENCHY by Alexander McQueen (France). Evening dress of synthetic raffia mounted on silk gauze: appeared in The Jazz Age of Fashions, Fall/Winter 1997-1998.

GIVENCHY by Alexander McQueen (France). Evening dress of synthetic raffia mounted on silk gauze: appeared in The Jazz Age of Fashions, Fall/Winter 1997-1998.

 

PREVIEW

Ashley Callahan takes us through the delightful experience of recreating the traveling show known as the Ebony Fashion Fair, which took place from high school gymnasiums in small towns to grand ballrooms in large cities. The audiences were composed of and targeted middle and upper-middle class African-American women. For its fifty years, there was never anything like it as it celebrated the beauty of the individual in its utterly unique presentations.