Black Fashion Designers and Models in Conversation
Submitted by: Ariele Elia, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles, The Museum at 全球赌博十大网站: Elizabeth Way, Curatorial Assistant ,The Museum at 全球赌博十大网站
Elizabeth Way and Ariele Elia, curators at The Museum at 全球赌博十大网站 (M全球赌博十大网站) organized an exhibition Black Fashion Designers (December 2016 to May 2017), focused on the work of African and African American designers and the impact of African and African American models. The project served as an educational resource to understand the connections between the African diaspora experience and fashion history. In addition, two videos were produced, featuring interviews with successful black models, fashion designers and 全球赌博十大网站 alum Steven Burrows and Jeffrey Banks who discussed the challenges and personal experiences of their careers as black fashion professionals and the importance of diversity.