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Lifestyle: Ebony Fashion Flair Los Angeles 07/22/17
July 22, 2017

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Ebony Fashion Flair: Runway, Red Carpet, Behind the Scenes. ebony20246450_10213500652821868_5934760533565273774_n.jpgReneeKnorr Knorr

Los Angeles, Ca. – Ebony Fashion Fair ®, was the first runway to showcase women of color, and the high fashion sensibility of the African American women stated, Faye Clerk Moseley (former model turned business woman/Founder FLAIR, a non-profit, 501c (3) organization).


Faye Clerk Moseley

The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition (FLAIR, Inc.) presented a two-day fabulous fashion extravaganza, on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, 2017. The event showcased the works of emerging and prominent African American designers as well as a mentoring and scholarships to up-and-coming fashion students and designers.This luxurious affair was held in partnership with Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, (LATTC). LATTC has a highly respected reputation in the industry for providing a first rate design education at a cost less than their peers at other prestigious private institutions.

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        Models Rona Williams and the Fuller twins.


The highlight of the weekend, FLAIR 2017, red carpet affair celebrating the legacy of Ebony Fashion Fair ® Fashion Show and honoring individuals who have made a fashionable impact in pop culture. The Ebony Fashion Fair ® was an annual fashion event created by Eunice Johnson of the Chicago based Johnson Publishing Company. The show was held in cities across the United States and other countries from 1958 til 2009. The Ebony Fashion Fair ® not only helped the Johnson Publishing brand identify, it also raised $55 million dollars in funds for various charities.


Themed “An Evening of Hollywood Glamour,” the runway featured former Ebony Fashion Fair® models, hitting the catwalk, styling and profiling designs from Kevin Hall; Linda Stokes of LSO Designs; L’Amour Ameer of Custom Cut Couture; Theodore Elyett; Kilgour & Sweet; YUKIMULI; Winston & Lee Madeline K. Couture; Arturo Rios; Wachtenheim Furs as well as LATTC student designers.


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FLAIR 2017 was hosted by radio personality Adai Lamar, the local voice of the Steve Harvey Morning Show on KJLH Radio 102.3FM.

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The individuals who were honored who made a fashionable impact in pop culture were acting legend, Richard Roundtree (Being Mary Jane and Shaft); actress Judy Pace (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Three in the Attic, Brian’s Song and Peyton Place); plus Pat Cleveland, one of the first African American supermodels; as well as LA celebrity fashion designer, Linda Stokes of LSO Designs.

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Other hosts, presenters and celebrities  that graced the stage and red carpet were Freda Payne, Marilyn McCoo accompanied by husband Billy Davis Jr., Sherrie  Payne, Dawnn Lewis, Brenda English-the first African-American Rose Queen candidate and many others..

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