Beauty & Fashion projects

Ebony Fashion Fair

Historical Content Consultant, Inspiring Beauty: 50 years of Ebony Fashion Fair, Chicago History Museum

Relive the experience of the Ebony Fashion Fair in this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Explore its fifty-year history and discover how Eunice Johnson overcame adversity to bring couture fashion to African American communities, while raising millions of dollars for charity. More than sixty garments, including works by Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Stephen Burrows, Yves Saint Laurent, and Patrick Kelly help tell the story of this world-renowned fashion show and its redefinition of American beauty. Since its initial launch, Inspiring Beauty has traveled to museums and arts institutions across the country.

My duties included: reading and evaluating copy for historical accuracy, assisting in creating copy for exhibition labels, serving as an interlocutor for the curatorial team.