Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit in DC. Lacroix! YSL! McQueen!

If you are in the Washington DC area, the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit at George Washington University Textile Museum is fabulous. So many amazing outfits and fascinating history. The staging of the clothes is nicely done with several outfits in the middle of the room so you can view them from all sides and you can get close enough to see details. Suggested $8 donation but they aren't pushy about it. The Textile Museum is very easy to get to (just a few blocks from Foggy Bottom metro) but is not full of tourists. At times I was the only person in the exhibit on a Friday afternoon.

From the museum: 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.


  • I see that's the same exhibit that was at the Chicago History Museum awhile back.  I saw it there, and can only say that, for anyone with the slightest interest in fashion, it's a must-see.
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