Eunice W. Johnson, the wife of publisher John H. Johnson and an executive at Johnson Publishing Company, founded the Ebony Fashion Fair charity event in 1958. The aim of the event was to create an inclusive consumer culture for African Americans in the design, art and fashion worlds. The event is now regarded globally as the largest traveling runway show and has raised in excess of $55 million for charity.

Designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Valentino, and Vivienne Westwood were brought to an African American audience across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

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10270230 Givenchy

10272194 Vivienne Westwood

10270608 Yves Saint Laurent

10270585 Herve Leger

10270279 Nina Ricci

10270238 Oscar de la Renta

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Sale will take place June 10.

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