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Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Start Date: 3/18/2017 All Day
End Date: 7/24/2017


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 tells 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. Learn more at museum.gwu.edu/inspiring-beauty.
Location:
Foggy Bottom - The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum  (View Map)
701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Contact:
202-994-5200
museuminfo@gwu.edu
Photo of Givenchy dress from Ebony Fashion Fair
This event is open to:
  • Alumni
  • Community
  • Employees - All
  • Employees - Faculty
  • Employees - Staff
  • Employees - Research
  • Employees - Student
  • Employees - New
  • General Public
  • Media
  • Parents
  • Researchers
  • Students - All
  • Students - Undergraduate
  • Students - Graduate
  • Students - International
  • Students - Prospective
  • Event Format & Features:
  • Exhibit
  • Tags:
    museum, African-American, fashion, designer, design, textile, exhibition, Ebony, Ebony Fashion Fair, history

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