Exhibition: Inspiring Beauty

Inspiring Beauty at the Textile Museum

Inspiring Beauty 18-Galleries

photo credit: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

WHAT: Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

WHERE: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

WHEN: March 18-July 24, 2017

DETAILS: For fifty years, the Ebony Fashion Fair shaped a new vision of black America through contemporary fashion. This exhibition of ensembles by leading European and North American designers – including Stephen Burrows, Missoni, Hanae Mori, Jean Patou, Vivienne Westwood and many others – tells the story of the fair’s creator Eunice W. Johnson and her quest to bring global fashion to African American audiences. Developed by the Chicago History Museum, this fascinating exhibition is now at The Textile Museum.

MORE:  “When Black Models Walking the Runway Was About More Than Just the Clothes.” Robin Givhan,Washington Post   http://tinyurl.com/InspiringBeauty

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