Eunice W. Johnson, the wife of publisher John H. Johnson and an executive at Johnson Publishing Company, founded the Ebony Fashion Fair charity event in 1958 with the vision to create an inclusive consumer culture for African Americans in the realm of art, fashion and design. The event is now regarded worldwide as the largest travelling runway show and has raised over £35 million for charity.

Designers such as Pierre Cardin, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood were presented to an African American audience across America, Canada and the Caribbean.

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10270227 (1) Oscar de la Renta

10272190 Vivienne Westwood

10272178 Valentino

10270531 Pierre Cardin

10270437 Yves Saint Laurent

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