Video: Memories of Ebony Fashion Fair in D.C.

Celebrated Ebony Fashion Fair Audrey Smaltz joined Curator of Contemporary Art Camille Ann Brewer to share the stories, styles, and impact of the fashion fair on D.C. fashion identity. A collaboration with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

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 told 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.

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair from The George Washington University on Vimeo.