Published on February 5th, 2011 | by thevyne4
The Vyne at ‘For the Love of Color’ Event
On Saturday, February 5, I had the pleasure of attending the Eunice Johnson ‘For the Love of Color’ event in Chicago at Macy’s on State Street. This tribute event was to honor and celebrate the late Eunice Johnson and her impact on the fashion industry. Check out our pictures on The Vyne’s Facebook Page.
I was surprised to learn that despite the impact Eunice Johnson made on the fashion industry, that impact had not been acknowledged until recently. Eunice, the wife of the late founder of Johnson Publishing, John Johnson, launched the Ebony Fashion Fair show in 1958. Since then, the Ebony Fashion Fair has featured the best in couture from all over the globe, modeled by beautiful black women – something that, at its inception, was revolutionary. Today the Ebony Fashion Fair travels to nearly 200 cities throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean and has raised millions of dollars for charity.
The “For the Love of Color” retrospective exhibit can be seen in Macy’s in 10 cities throughout the US (Chicago is the second city). Learn more about Eunice Johnson in this video from a star-studded tribute held last month at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art: