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5 Jun

50 YEARS OF EBONY FASHION FAIR ON AUCTION AT LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEER

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At TWOmuchSTYLE we bring you the information that matters in your quest to living a fashionable life… Ground breaking EBONY magazine geared towards African Americans is now sending fifty years of couture to the auction block.

The late founder Eunice W. Johnson who headed the legendary Ebony Fashion Fair traveling runway shows, constantly raised money for charities which were responsible for sending numerous young African Americans to college. As a young design assistant at the House of Christian Lacroix in the mid nineties, I had the honor to meet Madam Johnson several times when she would travel to Paris to purchase from the House of Lacroix. She acquired some of the most iconic pieces from the French Haute Couture, Italian Alta Moda and the New York Collections.Some of her designer favorites included: Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Paco Robanne, Thierry Mugler, Pierre Cardin, Emmanuel Ungaro, Lancetti, Sarli, Gianfranco Ferre, Geoffrey Beene, Halston and Bob Mackie.

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Pierre Cardin

Because of her perseverance, the auction “Treasures from the Ebony Fashion Fair Archives” is extremely important to the history and world of fashion.

View the entire listing online beginning Friday June 5th @ LeslieHindman.com

Exhibition Dates are June 5th through June 9th (check online for hours)

Official Auction:
June 10th 2015
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Location:
1338 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607
312.280.1212

 

Patric Chauvez

<p>Patric Chauvez is one of the top stylist in the city of Chicago and is the pen of this blog. He is a style contributor to the Chicago Tribune Sunday magazine his work has been featured in Elle Mexico , Vogue Portugal and French Vogue. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest , Tumbler and Twitter.</p>

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