“Black culture has impacted style around the world from the rich Holland cloth of Nigeria to the cool turbans young women and men are wearing in every American city. It’s a style that’s rich, innovative and cool. I’m excited to join Macy’s in giving it its due,” said Constance White.
Macy’s Black History Month Celebration 2014 also coincides with the 40 th anniversary of Beverly Johnson’s historic “VOGUE” cover. In August 1974, Beverly became the first black model to grace the cover of the iconic magazine. This event broke the color barrier in the fashion world, forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world and paved the way for future Black women in the fashion industry. A long-time entrepreneur and hair and fashion influencer, the “New York Times” has named her to their “20 th Century’s 100 Most Influential People in the Fashion Industry” list.
“I was very excited to learn that Macy’s is devoting a great deal of time and energy to the subject of Black style and how it influences pop culture,” Johnson commented. “Tracee Ellis Ross and Constance White always have something insightful and entertaining to offer, and I look forward to appearing with them.”
Following the panel discussion, Macy’s will host a reception for its customers along with an informal fashion show highlighting recreated trends from different style eras.From Feb. 1-28, visit macys.com/celebrate to enter for a chance to win a Delta Vacations trip for two to New York City and a $1,000 Macy's shopping spree. (Please visit www.macys.com/celebrate for complete entry rules or visit the event store for more information). Below are the stores and select information for Macy’s – Eras of Black Style events: Macy’s Union Square – San Francisco – Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.Macy’s Baldwin Hills – Los Angeles – Feb. 6 at 6 p.m.Macy’s Galleria Hidalgo – Houston – Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.Macy’s Center City – Philadelphia – Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.Macy’s Herald Square – New York City – Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.Macy’s State Street – Chicago – Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m.Macy’s Lenox – Atlanta – Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.Macy’s Aventura – Miami – Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.Macy’s Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh – Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m.Macy’s Metro Center – Washington, D.C. – Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m.