Before Beverly Johnson became the first Black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1974, she was already a Glamour covergirl several times over. According to an article in the Huufington Post, the former supermodel-turned-business woman has appeared on 15 Glamour magazine covers — a feat that helped make her a fashion icon. In celebration of Glamour’s 75th anniversary and Beverly’s storied career, the glossy tapped model Arlenis Sosa to interview Ms. Johnson, aka “The Model Who Changed Everything,” for its November issue.
Fashionistas unite! We may have a reason to put on our pumps and lift our handbags for a boycott of the fashion industry. The question is can we do it? Do we have the strength not to buy the garments designed by the men and women who do not feature women of color on the runway or in the glossy ads?
Lady in Pink We love to meet groups new to the New Pittsburgh Courier and we especially love new venues. On Aug. 3, Dr. Judith C. Moore and Rev. June Jeffries came together as “The Gathering” to present Fabulous Fashions Take it Back 2 at the beautiful Second Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in West Mifflin. The fashion show was a show on a mission to share vital health information, life altering experiences and fellowship with the goal of “saving ourselves now.”
(Style Week Photos/Michael Edwards) by Rebecca NuttallCourier Staff WriterA pop-up fashion photo shoot in Downtown Pittsburgh last week marked the coming of Style Week Pittsburgh, a first of its kind event spanning five days in August. Like the event itself, the photo shoot, which took place at Downtown landmarks like Market Square and the PPG Place fountain, showcased some of the city’s uncelebrated beauty.
Some of the biggest names who move fashion to the forefront, like Dior, get a D- on ethnic diversity. “I feel the Dior cast…