50 Years of EBONY Fashion Fair Exhibit

This past weekend, I visited The George Washington University Museum/The Textile Museum to see the 50 Years of EBONY Fashion Fair Exhibit.  It's a beautiful display of history, fashion and the many barriers Mrs. Eunice Johnson broke through in order to bring high fashion to African American audiences in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean.

 
 

The exhibit is two floors and includes fashions that were included in Ebony Fashion Fair from the 1960s through 2009, the last year of the show. What you will find interesting is that all the mannequins are human replicas, bringing each look to life.

 
 

In addition, there are also videos that take about who Mrs. Eunice Johnson was, her vision for Ebony Fashion Fair and the ceilings she shattered in order to not only bring high fashion to black audiences, but also feature those designs on black models.

 
 

Each show featured a mix of European fashion houses including Givenchy, Valentino and Christian Dior as well as black designers B. Michael, Henry N. Jackson and L'Amour.

 
 

Check out more images in the gallery below! You too can learn more Ebony Fashion Fair by visiting the exhibit between now and July 24, 2017.