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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/15/2011

Macy's pays tribute to Eunice Johnson

By Erin Williams

From February 17 - February 21, Macy's at Metro Center is paying tribute to Eunice Walker Johnson, the creator and producer/director of the Ebony/Fashion Fair traveling fashion show for many years. The exhibit "For the Love of Color" opens up Johnson's private collection to the masses, and presents the unique couture creations modeled in past Ebony/Fashion Fair shows.

The first show was held in 1958 and has since brought in over $55 million for scholarships. Johnson is heralded for her work in presenting collections by both African American and French designers to the mainstream, and for being integral in the careers of prominent African American icons such as Pat Cleveland and Richard Roundtree by giving them opportunities as models in her shows. Johnson died in 2010.

The kickoff event is February 17 at 5:30. You can RSVP on Macy's Store Events page. There will also be a window display through February 28 at the Metro Center store.

By Erin Williams  | February 15, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Fashion  
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