Caprice Willard, Constance C.R. White and Beverly Johnson

Caprice Willard, Constance C.R. White and Beverly Johnson

*Los Angeles – Several hundred people braved light drizzles to attend Macy’s Black History Month Celebration at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. The fantastic event was held on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

The event was titled “Eras of Style” with a program “In Conversation” featuring a panel discussion hosted by Macy’s own Caprice Willard, joined by journalist and style expert Constance C.R. White and super model Beverly Johnson.

The evening also featured a performance by Grammy-nominated songstress Ledisi, followed by a reception and fabulous fashion.

Ms. White shared some interesting insight into popular trends that originated in the African American community, as well as current style leaders shaping the fashion landscape and offered some advice for pulling off some of the most popular trends seen on the side walk and the cat walk.

Macy’s Black History Month Celebration 2014 also coincides with the 40th Anniversary of Beverly Johnson’s historic VOGUE cover. In August 1974, Beverly became the first Black model to grace the cover of the iconic magazine. This monumental event broke the color barrier in the fashion world, forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world and paved the way for future Black women in the fashion industry.

Guests, who made a purchase of $50 or more during the event, received a preview copy of the new book “Constance White Presents the Queens and Kings of Style.”

For a complete list of Macy’s Black History Month Events, please visit

Ricky Richardson is a Southern California based writer, music reviewer and photographer. Contact him via: [email protected]