Ebony Fashion Fair
Ebony Fashion Fair
Theodis Rodgers Jr.,
prepares for the show.
A musical director, arranger and co-writer, Theodis began
his musical career at the tender age of 5 as the youngest
prodigy to promote Wurlitzers Organs at Evergreen Plaza
in Chicago. His credits include directing the music for Largely
Live, co-writing the title song for A Family Thing and a cameo
appearance in Indecent Proposal. Traveling as music director
with Ramsey Lewis, Patti LaBelle, Diahann Carroll and, of
course, with Ebony Fashion Fair, have been the rewarding highlights
of his illustrious career.
On the catwalks and runways of the worlds leading fashion
houses in New York, Milan, Paris and London, designers are showcasing
intriguing garments that demonstrate their desire to accentuate
the extravagant and highlight the lavish. The result is breathtaking
fashions that enlighten, entertain and uplift the human spirit,
clothing that will make you the center of attention at any and every
event. Indeed, top designers this season are offering garments that
are simply spectacular.
It is evident that escape and fantasy are design
inspirations for many of the garments, which certainly deliver a
diversion from the bland and boring. Attire with illusive style
elements invites you to live out your fashion fantasies. There are
fanciful, free-floating silk chiffon blouses, stoles and full skirts.
Opulent textures and patterns can be found in some collections,
while in others exotic, ethnic elements create an updated peasant
style. Then theres the carnival look that struts boldly into
the season with eye-catching, colorful collages, bold collars and
mixed patterns with extravagant embroidery and sensuous lace.
Spectacular garments demand equally spectacular
accessories to match the emotional lift of fashions this season.
Large, oddly shaped hats are embellished with baubles, bangles and
feathers, which also enhance simple daytime suits and regal evening
ensembles. Beautiful flowers are used for much more than mere accessories.
The bold floral motif is the signature look of the season. In general,
floral and fauna prints dominate the haute couture collections.
To be fashionably current, your personal style
this season must lean toward the elaborate. Like the designers,
you must demonstrate triumph and celebration in your attire. A fresh,
new outlook on life should be reflected in your clothing and your
attitude. Its time to get away from the drab and somber and
go fashion-forward. Its time to be, as the 45th Annual Ebony
Fashion Fair show illustrates, Simply
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