In honor of Black history month I will be posting up 7 influential African American fashion icons of all time. Brought to you by yours truly, and at the end of the week they will be posted. *Sorry for the late posting I had a BUSY 1st week of February.
Diana Ross' has two signature looks that the world knows her for, the glamorous sequined dress with bouffant hair do, thick eyeliner, and big eyelashes, as 1/3 of The Supremes.The other is the long, curly, big, 70s disco hair, with plunging V-neck lines, short shorts, and high heels. Any get up, particularly, a red dress, with V-neck line and high split with big hair instantly gets one recognized as "the Diana Ross" look. Even today she combines both signature looks, wearing sequined dresses and curly, long, hair that she's so famously known for. She continues to sing and tour and has no plans of retiring.
Patti La Belle
When people think of the 1920s they think of flappers, long pearl necklaces, and Josephine Baker. She was the face for African-Americans in of the 20s. Born in 1906 in St. Louis, MO Josephine had dreams of becoming a dancer which she later became, a singer and dancer. Due to the racism in America, she moved to Paris, France and became an international star. She is famously know though, by her exotic costumes, particularly the banana skirt costume, which is emulated in today's music videos, "Deja Vu"-Beyonce and "Pretty Girl Rock"-Keri Hilson.