Tuesday, February 11, 2014

☞ REMEMBER: A Harlem Fashion Show c. 1950

Looking dressed to impress has always been a big part of Harlem but the actual designers from the neighborhood have not really been recorded on film in a big way.  We found this 1950s fashion show image taken in Harlem which has a group of models lined up to present their looks.  From what we can gather from the collection shown, this is probably a winter presentation since fur and tweed are at the forefront.  As far as having a record of the designers uptown was concerned, a local resident did establish a Black Fashion Museum located within a brownstone on 126th Street at one point in time but that building is now vacant today: LINK

Image via Slate

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