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Sean John Combs stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, - clothing line, Sean John – Wikipedia

L’Tanya Griffin

Hollywood Designer L’Tanya Griffin Signs Movie Pact, Jet Magazine
Sept 16, 1954, Vol. 5, No, 19,  p.57



Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly
(1818-1907)

Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and
Four Years in the White House 1868 –
National Humanities Center
Resource Toolbox the Making of African American Identity: Vol. 1, 1500-1865

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly (1818-1907) - Burwell School Historic Site


Patrick Kelly (1954 – 1990)

"Designer Patrick Kelly Dies of Bone Marrow Disease," Jet Magazine Jan 22, 1990, Vol.77, No.15, p.24 Continued on p.26.

"Exhibitions: Patrick Kelly: A Retrospective," Brooklyn Museum
April 17- September 5, 2004


"Mississippi Native Patrick Kelly is Flying High in the World of High Fashion" by
Charles Whitaker,
Ebony Magazine, Feb 1988, Vol. XLIII, No.4, p.52 continued on p.54.


Ann Lowe
(1898 – 1981)

“The Remarkable Story of Ann Lowe: From Alabama to Madison Avenue”
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The National Archives


Tracy Reese

“Tracy Reese 'proud and excited' to have designed dress worn
by Michelle Obama at Democratic National Convention”

by Joanna Molloy, NYDailyNews.com September 16, 2012



Kimora Lee Simmons - Baby Phat Bio


Russell Simmons - Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics


Laura Smalls

“Overnight, Michelle Obama Made Black Designer Laura Smalls A
Name To Know”
by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, December 3, 2012


Willi Smith (1948-1987)

"Spider-Man Bride Wears Willi Smith’s Last Design," Jet Magazine
June 22, 1987, Vol.72, No.13, p.53.


"Willi, 39 Noted Fashion Designer, Dies," Jet Magazine May 4, 1987, Vol.72, No.6, p.9.

"WilliWear Partner Talks about Future of WilliWear," Jet Magazine May 25, 1987,
Vol.72, No.9, p.52
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Zelda Wynn Valdes (1905 -2001)

“Zelda Wynn Valdes: Black Fashion Designer Who Created the
Playboy Bunny Outfit (PHOTOS),”
By Julee Wilson,
The Huffington Post, Feb 7, 2013



Websites

African-American fashion designers - Wikipedia

Black Influential Designers, Essence

FUBU Clothing

The 25 Greatest Black Fashion Designers – Complex

 










 

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