The Fashion Statements of Coretta Scott King

Throughout her life and advocacy, Coretta Scott King was known for her calm demeanor and well-dressed attire. In high-stressed situations, she always kept her grace, all while in days suits that were popular during the late 1950s and early 1960s. She emphasized her ladylike style with curled hair, a well-manicured face, and a striking hat. Coretta’s styleContinue reading “The Fashion Statements of Coretta Scott King”

Tennis, Fashion, and the 1970s

The relationship between fashion and tennis seems like a relatively new phenomenon. However, this duo has been working together for decades. One significant moment occurred in the 1970s when a wave of feminism infused with the game. What resulted was a fashion moment that gave female players the opportunity to showcase their personal style. TheContinue reading “Tennis, Fashion, and the 1970s”

A Look At Shirley Chisholm’s Unapologetic Style

As America celebrated Hillary Clinton as the first female presidential nominee for a major party, some people were quick to remind the public of the legendary Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm got her start in politics in 1968 as the first Black Congresswoman and later was the first female of African descent to run for the UnitedContinue reading “A Look At Shirley Chisholm’s Unapologetic Style”

Christian Lacroix’s Aristocratic Muse

Marie Seznec was known as the couture client liaison for Christian Lacroix, but she had another role that was just as important, one of a grey-haired muse. “I found my first grey hair when I was just 14,” she said. “ All my family had grey hair; my parents, grandparents, my brothers and sisters. BecauseContinue reading “Christian Lacroix’s Aristocratic Muse”

How Cicely Tyson Introduced Natural Hair To Television Audiences

At Victoria’s Secret last annual fashion show, the American lingerie line debuted a look that had never appeared on their runway before, natural hair. Angolan model Maria Borges walked onto the runway before millions with her hair in its natural state, a short Afro-textured pixie. This “reveal” was praised by the press, announcing it asContinue reading “How Cicely Tyson Introduced Natural Hair To Television Audiences”