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African Americans are excluded from the history of U.S. fashion and beauty. However, Black Fashion & Beauty: A Historical View shines a light on this important topic that includes black fashion dressmakers Anne Lowe, fashion designers Stephen Burrows, Byron Lars , Jeffrey Banks, and Tracey Reese; fashion activist Bethann Hardison, style icon Ophelia DeVore; hair stylists  John Atchison and Olive Benson; the Ebony Fashion Fair show, widely successful hair care companies like Madame C. J. Walker, Johnson Products, Soft Sheen and cosmetic companies like Fashion Fair Cosmetics and Carol’s Daughter. Hosted by former fashion editor of The Wall Street Journal Teri Agins, Black Fashion & Beauty: A Historical View explores the rich history of African Americans in the fashion and beauty industry. Joining Agins are the legendary fashion show producer, Audrey Smaltz, successful menswear and home décor designer and author, Jeffrey Banks, and Assistant Curator of Costume at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Elizabeth Way. The discussion also features a Q&A session with questions from The HistoryMakers StyleMakers Advisory Committee. Tune in to this incredible panel to learn more about this fascinating and little-known history.

This 90-minute program is scheduled to stream on YouTube and Facebook Live at 12:00 noon EST on Saturday, December 5, 2020 as the fifth installment of The HistoryMakers 20@2020: 20 Days and 20 Nights Convening and Celebration.

Advisory Board

Teri Agins  Columnist, Wall Street Journal
Teri Agins 
Wall Street Journal


John Atchison  Stylist, John Atchison Salon & Spa
John Atchison 
John Atchison Salon & Spa 


Tiannia Barnes Shoe Designer, Tiannia Barnes Shoes
Tiannia Barnes
Shoe Designer
Tiannia Barnes Shoes 


Denise Gardner  Co-Founder, Namaste Laboratories
Denise Gardner 
Namaste Laboratories 
Gary E. Gardner
Gary E. Gardner


Kevan Hall  Designer, Kevan Hall Designs
Kevan Hall 
Kevan Hall Designs 


Brandice Henderson CEO & Founder, Harlem's Fashion Row
Brandice Henderson
CEO & Founder
Harlem's Fashion Row 


Leigh Jones  Stylist, Ambra Salon
Leigh Jones 
Ambra Salon 


B Michael  Designer & Stylist, b michael AMERICA
B Michael 
Designer & Stylist
b michael AMERICA 


Lafayette Jones  Founder, CEO & Publisher, SMSi-Urban Call Marketing
Lafayette Jones 
Founder, CEO & Publisher
SMSi-Urban Call Marketing 


Sandra Miller Jones  Founding Chair, SMSi-Urban Call Marketing
Sandra Miller Jones 
Founding Chair
SMSi-Urban Call Marketing 


Mimi Plange Fashion Designer, Mimi Plange
Mimi Plange
Fashion Designer
Mimi Plange


Lisa Price  Founder, Carol's Daughter
Lisa Price 
Carol's Daughter 


Audrey Lavinia Smaltz Retired CEO & Founder, The Ground Crew
Audrey Lavinia Smaltz
Retired CEO & Founder
The Ground Crew 


Veronica Webb  Runway Model
Veronica Webb 
Runway Model 


Constance C.R. White  Editorial & Marketing Consultant, OZY
Constance C.R. White 
Editorial & Marketing Consultant


Date and Time

Saturday, December 5, 2020

12 noon EST/ 11 a.m. CST/ 10 a.m. MST/ 9 a.m. PST

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