Rich's-Macy's and Fashion
Fair Cosmetics host fashion showcase featuring The Ebony Fashion Fair to
honor Black History Month 2004
glitz, glamour, pride and heritage that has represented Ebony Fashion Fair
for decades, arrived in a kaleidoscope of color and impeccable haute couture
designs at Atlanta's posh Lenox Square Mall. Ebony Fashion Fair, the world's
largest traveling fashion show since 1958, made a stylish stop at Rich's-Macy's
to help celebrate Black History Month.
were welcomed by Gail Nutt , Senior Vice-President of Community Affairs,
Diversity and Urban Business Development of Rich's/Lazarus/ Goldsmith's-Macy's
and greeted by Jean Murphy, Corporate Special Events Manager for RLG-Macy's
and Ebony Fashion Fair Promotions Coordinator Staci R. Collins upon arrival.
A rousing opening performance
from the lovely Def Jam /Def Soul R&B recording
artist K-Fox whose melodic voice intoxified the audience
and set the tone for the standing room only fashion extravaganza to follow.
Gorgeous Ebony Fashion Fair models Deonna Pinkerton, Tinika Hampton, Arynetta Northcutt,
Jaman Manns and Norman Scales graced the stage in delicious designs from
world-renowned designers, including Bob Mackie, Hanae Mori and Issey
Miyake. The runway backdrop was adorned with large replicas of past
Ebony Fashion Fair magazine covers. As
the music started and the models purred on the catwalk, the covers came to
life. The audience watched in awe as the gorgeous Ebony Fashion Fair commentator, Jada
Jackson Collins, commentated the sample showing of some of the flowing
fabrics, glorious color, sparkling gowns, fabulous fur-trimmed garments,
sizzling upscale leather designs and wondrous wedding gowns that have been
showcased on the tour in prior years.
event also included beauty tips, makeovers and advice from national make-up
artists and Fashion Fair Cosmetics makeup
experts Pamela Mack and Edouard. Giveaways
included a copy of the #1 black publication in the world, Ebony magazine,
the magazine African-Americans live by.
guests and Ebony Fashion Fair fans in attendance included Carolyn
Young , wife of former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, former longtime
Ebony Fashion Fair commentator and model Shayla Simpson, Joy
Barnes of the National Black Arts Festival, Dereke Harper,
Classic Soul 102.5 morning show co-host and producer of the SiMan Baby! morning
show in Atlanta and legendary platinum music producer NO I.D. who
has produced songs for artists such as Toni Braxton, Jay-Z and Common.
Anthonia A. Oyefesobi from the Lenox Square Macy's Corporate
Public Relations staff contributed to this article.
Photography by Asa R. Williams of College Park, Georgia.