EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Remembers, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Culture | “I LOVE Lycra Dresses and Spare-Ribs”: The Patrick Kelly Story

Patrick Kelly (1954–1990) also loved “Fried Catfish, Fried Chicken and “Foie Gras” …, Buttons and Bows, Pearls and Popcorn, Madame Grès, “I Love Lucy”, Bette Davis, Martin Luther King, and All Women (Fat, Skinny, and Between…).”¹  Kelly’s “Love List” of over 30 items, which was distributed to the press and buyers at his runway shows, […]

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A Study of Eight, The Untold American Story, EDGE Afropolitan, EDGE Remembers, EDGE-ucation

Fashion Culture | The Empowering Effect of Ebony Fashion Fair

From civil rights to the catwalk, Ebony Fashion Fair defied all odds and left an empowering effect on the African American community. The cumulative effect of years of presenting high fashion to African Americans, on African Americans, with African Americans taste-making in mind, enabled Mrs. Johnson to be a change-agent who harnessed the power of […]

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