While Tracy was busy joyfully (!) wrestling with the crowds in the tents, I decided to venture off to the Museum of the City of New York’s Black Style Now event. I did a post for this exhibit a while back, but I, myself had never gotten the chance to make it up to the museum. So I printed out the coupon for free admission, and made my way there. I was thoroughly entraced by the robust displays of clothing, history, and style. For once, I thought, someone actually CARED about the contributions of Black style to world culture. From the pictures of A’Lelia Walker’s elaborate wedding, and the display of her Parisian under dress, to the fabulous bling of a Tina Turner mini, to the ubiquitous celebrity lines of Beyoncé and Kimora, Black style has definately made it’s mark.
The sexy color-block dresses of Stephen Burrows
Unsigned design talent is couture at it’s finest. From Left: Knit and denim ensemble, Sistahs of Harlem, Silver dress, Parsons School of Design Designer of the Year Natalia Allen, Wrap Dress, Douglas Says, Strapless gown, Michael Butler
The universal, and undeniable uniform of Hip Hop: fitted cap, white tee, jeans, and Timbs.
Black Style Now
Through February 16
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St