Review: MODA’s “Inspiring Beauty” makes a political and aesthetic fashion statement

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“Eunice Johnson came from a well-to-do family, and part of her goal with the Ebony Fashion Fair was to show that not all black people were destitute. One of her challenges was to convince European design houses that there were black people with enough wealth to purchase high fashion garments and that those designers would not lose clients by putting couture gowns on black bodies.”

Read it all here.

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