Ep. 61: How Dorothea Towles Church Became the First Black Woman to Model for Major European Fashion Houses
Black Fashion History
by Taniqua Martin
4M ago
Dorothea Towles Church spent over five years in Europe during the 1950s, modeling for designers like Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Robert Piguet, Jacques Fath, Pierre Balmain and more. As the first Black woman to model for major European fashion houses, Church used her gifts and access to help othe black women learn about the fashion industry and give back to her community. Taniqua dives into the career of Dorothea Church. Black Fashion Spotlight: Invisible Beauty Film Episode Sources/Further Reading: Blazing the Way One Runway Turn at a Time Dorothea Church, 83; First Black Model to ..read more
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Ep. 59: How Rosemary E. Miller Reed Became the Only Black Woman Boutique Owners in DC in 1966
Black Fashion History
by Taniqua Martin
4M ago
In 1966, Rosemary E. Reed-Miller followed her interest in fashion and opened Toast and Strawberries,a boutique overlooking Dupont Circle. When Toast and Strawberries opened, she was the only Black woman boutique owner in DC at the time. In this episode, Taniqua dives into her life and career in fashion. Black Fashion Spotlight: Project Runway Winner Bishme Cromartie’s Debut NYFW Show Exuded Edgy Romance Watch the full show here. Episode Sources: Black Dress TV Rosemary Reed Miller The artist as entrepreneur / Rosemary E. Reed Miller ; interviewed by Elaine Heffernan. Rosemary Reed Miller, Wash ..read more
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Ep. 58: How Audrey Weaver's Career Blossomed as a Scarf and Technical Designer
Black Fashion History
by Taniqua Martin
4M ago
Audrey Weaver is a designer that creates hand-crafted artisan scarves and hats & accessories located in the New York City area. Over the past years, she has received editorial credits for her designs in publications such as The New York Times, Essence Magazine, Glamour, and Women’s Wear Daily as well as being featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and more. In past years, the scarves have been sold in boutiques and departments stores across the country.  Taniqua speaks with Audrey Weaver about her career as a scarf designer, technical designer and tailor ..read more
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Ep. 57: The History and Impact of Fashion Shows in the Black American Community
Black Fashion History
by Taniqua Martin
4M ago
Fashion shows have a deep rooted history in Black American culture. While we didn’t invent fashion shows, we have surely used them to celebrate our beauty, support our causes, make political statements and so much more. In this episode, Taniqua shares a brief overview of the history of these shows in Black communities and how it's impacted the culture.  Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  Episode Sources/Further Reading:   1. African Americans and Consumerism  2. Socialite Mollie Moon Used Fashion Shows to Fund the Civil Rights Movement 3. Irvi ..read more
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Ep. 59: How Rosemary E. Miller Reed Became the Only Black Woman Boutique Owners in DC in 1966
Black Fashion History
by Taniqua Martin
5M ago
In 1966, Rosemary E. Reed-Miller followed her interest in fashion and opened Toast and Strawberries,a boutique overlooking Dupont Circle. When Toast and Strawberries opened, she was the only Black woman boutique owner in DC at the time. In this episode, Taniqua dives into her life and career in fashion. Black Fashion Spotlight: Project Runway Winner Bishme Cromartie’s Debut NYFW Show Exuded Edgy Romance Watch the full show here. Episode Sources: Black Dress TV Rosemary Reed Miller The artist as entrepreneur / Rosemary E. Reed Miller ; interviewed by Elaine Heffernan. Rosemary Reed Miller, Wash ..read more
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Ep. 58: How Audrey Weaver's Career Blossomed as a Scarf and Technical Designer
Black Fashion History
by Taniqua Martin
6M ago
Audrey Weaver is a designer that creates hand-crafted artisan scarves and hats & accessories located in the New York City area. Over the past years, she has received editorial credits for her designs in publications such as The New York Times, Essence Magazine, Glamour, and Women’s Wear Daily as well as being featured in The Oprah Winfrey Show, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and more. In past years, the scarves have been sold in boutiques and departments stores across the country.  Taniqua speaks with Audrey Weaver about her career as a scarf designer, technical designer and tailor ..read more
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Ep. 57: The History and Impact of Fashion Shows in the Black American Community
Black Fashion History
by Taniqua Martin
6M ago
Fashion shows have a deep rooted history in Black American culture. While we didn’t invent fashion shows, we have surely used them to celebrate our beauty, support our causes, make political statements and so much more. In this episode, Taniqua shares a brief overview of the history of these shows in Black communities and how it's impacted the culture.  Follow us on IG: @blackfashionhistorypodcast @taniquarudell  Episode Sources/Further Reading:   1. African Americans and Consumerism  2. Socialite Mollie Moon Used Fashion Shows to Fund the Civil Rights Movement 3. Irvi ..read more
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Ep. 56: [NEW SEASON] Behind the Scenes of Winterthur Museum's "Ann Lowe: American Couturier" Exhibit with Elizabeth Way and Alexandra Deutsch
Black Fashion History
by Black Fashion History
6M ago
Many people know Ann Lowe as the designer of gowns for America's most prominent society women, including Jacqueline Kennedy. Winterthur Museum is marking the legacy of Ann Lowe with the largest exhibition of her work to date, featuring 40 iconic gowns, many that have never been on public display. The exhibition will also feature the work of contemporary Black couturiers like B Michael, Tracy Reese, Amsale Aberra, and Bishme Cromartie. Taniqua speaks with Elizabeth Way, associate curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and guest curator of the exhibition, and Director of Co ..read more
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Ep. 56: Behind the Scenes of Winterthur Museum's "Ann Lowe: American Couturier" Exhibit with Elizabeth Way and Alexandra Deutsch
Black Fashion History
by Black Fashion History
6M ago
Many people know Ann Lowe as the designer of gowns for America's most prominent society women, including Jacqueline Kennedy. Winterthur Museum is marking the legacy of Ann Lowe with the largest exhibition of her work to date, featuring 40 iconic gowns, many that have never been on public display. The exhibition will also feature the work of contemporary Black couturiers like B Michael, Tracy Reese, Amsale Aberra, and Bishme Cromartie. Taniqua speaks with Elizabeth Way, associate curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and guest curator of the exhibition, and Director of Co ..read more
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Ep. 55: Gettin’ Free! : A Juneteenth Collaboration of Your Favorite Black Podcasts
Black Fashion History
by Black Fashion History
8M ago
Gettin’ Free! : A Juneteenth Collaboration brought to you by Sistas Who Kill: A True Crime Podcast. We know that history is told from the side of the victors, but that leaves room for misinformation and false narratives.  We are on a mission to change that. 11 Black podcasts have come together to reclaim our history and tell it our way - flavor and all. Welcome to a chronological journey to get free. Learn where we’ve come, what we’ve overcome, and how much further we need to go.  Sistas Who Kill  IG: @SistasWhoKillPod 22:16 Hoodrat to Headwrap  IG: @ihartericka 42:25 Black ..read more
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