Considering the earning power and knowhow of top models like Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks it is hard to envision a world when black women were largely ignored in the pages of glossy mags and on global runways. In 1973 that changed. Earlier this week (January 24), at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, legendary designers Oscar de la Renta and Stephen Burrows who were both part of the 1973 event organized a Tribute to the Models Of Versailles 1973. The date pertains to the time that American designers did a French fashion show using Black models. The audience, made up of royals and celebs, stood up and cheered. Times have changed and fashion, from haute couture to mainstream, is the better for it. See what some of the world’s Most Fashionables wore to the museum tribute.
Singer Estelle was a portrait of flawless chic. We found her boots stylish but they got us thinking about heart-stopping boots from Aquatalia by Marvin K. We like her outfit paired with Aquatalia by Marvin K. Rouge Ankle Boot Black Suede.
Designers Isabel Toledo and Ruben Toledo pose in grand style. Her black coat and white dress evoke the classic elegance of the shoes by Thierry Rabotin. For Isabel’s ensemble, the winner is the Thierry RabotinRegius Black Leather.
Actress Cicely Tyson posed in a gorgeous fur hat and sleeveless jacket with gray pullover. Jimmy Choo & UGG Kaiai Grey Zebra Suede would be the perfect fit. This Jimmy Choo & UGG boot has zebra-print lamb suede with studs in an antique finish.
Stuart Weitzman must have dreamed of this moment when winsome model Liya Kebede would pose in this ultra-burlap looking top, which evokes traditional African cloth, and black leggings. The urban bohemian look resonates perfectly with the Stuart Weitzman Openshut Bootie Black Tweed.