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How to Slay

How to Slay

Inspiration From the Queens & Kings of Black Style

Book - 2018
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"One of the few surveys of Black style and fashion ever published, How to Slay offers a lavishly illustrated overview of African American style through the twentieth century, focusing on the last thirty-five years. Through striking images of some of the most celebrated icons of Black style and taste, from Josephine Baker, Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, and Miles Davis to Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams, this book explores the cultural underpinnings of Black trends that have become so influential in mainstream popular culture and a bedrock of fashion vernacular today. A preponderance of Black musicians, who for decades have inspired trends and transformed global fashion, are featured and discussed, while a diverse array of topics are touched upon and examined--hats, hair, divas, the importance of attitude, the use of color, '60s style, the influence of Africa and the Caribbean, and the beauty of black skin"--Publisher's description
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli New York, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780847861385
Call Number: 746.92 W5833h 2018
Characteristics: 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Steele, Valerie


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Explore the African American and African diaspora influence on fashion through this photo collection that includes trend setters like Josephine Baker, Diana Ross, Pat Evans, Michael Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Rihanna and more.YA-Adult.

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