MODA celebrates 50 years of the Ebony Fashion Fair

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion displays 40 ensembles from the annual event

By Mary Logan Bikoff

The Ebony Fashion Fair first came to Atlanta in the early 1960s, sponsored in part by the local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. It was a Sunday-best kind of event, the biggest to-do of the year for some.

Eunice Johnson and her husband, John, founders of Johnson Publishing Company and Ebony and Jet magazines, launched the annual fair in 1958. On runways across the country, they showcased…

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