Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair IMAGES

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Release dated: 
February 18, 2015
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Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair IMAGES

"Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair" at the Minnesota History Center, May 23 through Aug. 16, 2015.

These images may be used for editorial purposes in magazines, newspapers and online to promote "Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair," May 23 – Aug. 16, 2015, at the Minnesota History Center. Credit information is listed.

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Krizia

Fan-pleated jumpsuit, haute couture, fall/winter 1981-82. Silk taffeta and satin. Appeared in “The Look of Elegance.”

Photograph by John Alderson, copyright Chicago Historical Society.

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Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld

Evening dress, ready-to-wear, fall/winter 1983-84. Acetate/rayon blend, glass beads and rhinestones, plastic sequins. Appeared in “Fashion Extravaganza.”

Photograph by John Alderson, copyright Chicago Historical Society.

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Patrick Kelly

“I Love Fashion Scandal” evening dress, special order, fall/winter 1986. Wool knit, plastic buttons. Appeared in “Fashion Scandal.”

Photograph by John Alderson, copyright Chicago Historical Society.

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Emanuel Ungaro

Bridal gown, haute couture, fall/winter 1996-97. Cotton/synthetic blend lace, embroidered silk, plastic ‘pearl’ beads and sequins, glass beads. Appeared in “The Great Fashion Mix.”

Photograph by John Alderson, copyright Chicago Historical Society.

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Givenchy by Alexander McQueen

Evening dress, haute couture, fall/winter 1997-98. Silk raffia mounted on silk gauze. Appeared in “The Jazz Age of Fashions.”

Photograph courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC.

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Tilmann Grawe

Cocktail dress, special order, fall/winter 2003-04. Silk chiné taffeta, horn, plastic and glass beads, horsehair tubing, plastic boning. Appeared in “Living It Up.”

Photograph courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC.

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Missoni

Men’s day ensemble, ready-to-wear, fall/winter 2006-07. Wool/nylon blend chevron knit. Appeared in “Stylishly Hot.”

Photograph by John Alderson, copyright Chicago Historical Society.

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Eunice Johnson at work, 1970.

Photograph courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC.

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