CHIC Fancy Black History Through Fashion and Style: Dorothea Towles Church

Oh CHIC Fancy Huh!?

I am a loyal reader of various fashion magazines. I love flipping through the pages, reading the various articles and fashion tips, but most importantly seeing the most beautiful clothes and the gorgeous women that wear them oh so well. Although the representation of african american models can be quite scarce, I can still get a glimpse of some of the cocoa brown beauties that have the opportunity to grace the pages and the runways of major publications and fashion houses. That is certainly more than I can say for my ancestors before me. Seeing a black face on the runways or inside the magazine issues were unheard of until the beautiful Dorothea Towles Church gracefully made her way into an industry, that at the time saw no place for her kind beauty.

Dorothea Towles Church became the first successful black model in Paris is the 1950’s.

Mrs. Church originally set out to become in actress, however…

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Dior’s Latest ad campaign shows strong influences by..Manet!

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tumblr_mmjtn096kt1qf2rzao1_1280Dior’s latest ad campaign, inspired by Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe,shot by  Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. This is the second second installment in the spirit of ”The secret garden”,the short film expected to be realized in June.

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Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by E.Manet originally titled Le Bain (the Bath)

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