FashionSpeak Friday: How to Slay
Friday, September 28
Film clips and conversation
Join award-winning journalist and brand consultant Constance C.R. White for an inspirational journey through black fashion in America from the twentieth century to the present. In her book How to Slay: Inspiration from the Queens and Kings of Black Style, White captures the inheritance of a diverse culture through its most celebrated icons of style and taste from Josephine Baker, Diana Ross, and Naomi Campbell, to Michelle Obama, and Pharrell Williams. The vast array of fashion and the individuals that “slay it”, are bound to influence the way we dress today.
A veteran writer, editor and arbiter of culture and style, Constance White has helped steer brand and editorial direction for many influential companies. She has served as style director for eBay, editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, and style reporter for The New York Times, and most recently was editor-in-chief for Zink Magazine. She is also the author of Stylenoir, her first groundbreaking book on black culture and style.
Fashion that slays is highly encouraged! Books will be available for purchase.