*Remember the movie Mahogany starring Diana Ross?  She was the talk of Paris with her keen sense of style that came across in her look and later her designs.

It was the exact same setting in 1973 during the Grand Divertissement à Versailles, when the African American female models stepped onto the stage in Versailles and set the town on fire.  National Public Radio reported on the effect their monumental European appearance made on the world and the celebration to be held in New York to commemorate it.

Last Monday, approximately 200 people came out to celebrate those African American women who carved a new day in modeling for women of color at (more…)