black history month

  • Zelda Wynn Valdes - designer who believed clothes had to fit women, not vice versa

    Perusing through the New York Times recently, I stumbled upon the story of Zelda Wynn Valdes, a fashion designer who outfitted such incredible illuminaries of the 20th century as Ella Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, Ruby Dee, May West & Marlene Dietrich.  

    Despite starting her career in the years of Jim Crow segregation, Valdes nevertheless strove to do what she wanted to do:  create beautiful clothes for women of all shapes and sizes.

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