On December 23, 1867, Sarah Breedlove was born to two slaves on a plantation in Delta, Louisiana, as part of the Jim Crow era, Sarah Breedlove became the first African American to launch a Hair Care (a hair straightening formula/and or hot comb) and Cosmetics company and job creator within the Black Community. As one of the most successful Black women on the stage today echoing the Louisiana Plantations and the celebration of freedom after the second Juneteenth, Couture Fashion Week Fall 2018 paid tribute to the color lines of Plessy v. Ferguson that drew blacks in the turn-of-the-century to exclude them from trade unions, and bank capital. The sweet sounds of a Louisiana saxophone reminded the elite why Black opportunity must be seized by a larger movement today witnessed by 10,000 to 40,000 black-owned past businesses between 1883 to 1913. As it was Sarah Breedlove’s turn to officially mark the pavement under married number three as “Madam CJ. Walker” with a small investment of only $1.25, this start up dream is a continuum marketing magician that sells today in Fashion Shows, Club Gatherings, Churches, Door-to-Door, on Social Media, and in every independent black newspaper/event around.
Hair Culturalist are now global within the black community and the Couture Fashion Week world builds even more dreams in a vast social network of consumer-agents, global celebrity hair, and makeup artist from the Caribbean and Central America. Black history is still big business that stimulates emulation or empowerment as debate to pass laws, shop, secure prosperity and own freedom announced by Madam Walker’s echo. Voodoo Makeup for Couture Fashion Week and Global Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist now owns these rights to walk the fashion Black History movement today complimenting the first black fashion designer, Zelda Wynn Valdes.
Zelda Wynn Valdes, also recorded Black history for the Couture Fashion Week as the first costumer to open her own shop, a black-owned business on Broadway in 1948. Valdes skills were inherited by her grandmother while working for her uncle’s tailoring business in White Plains, New York. Valdes, was best known for her skills in creating the first Playboy’s Hugh Hefner “Playboy Bunny” costumes for seduction and allure in the pop culture. As a member of the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designer (NAFAD), a coalition of black designers founded by Mary McLeod Bethune, led to the launch as the first African-American to own a store on Broadway, a boutique. The Red Carpet Stars of Valdes’s clients included Josephine Baker, Mae West, Ella Fitzgerald, Dorothy Dandridge, Eartha Kitt, and Marian Anderson, and lastly Joyce Bryant (the Black Marilyn Monroe).
As the Couture Fashion Week promoted “The Red Carpet Stars” by Andres Aquino while the Louisiana Saxophonist lit the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square, Ballroom with historical sounds, history and the Jim Crow era has been marked by the Fashion United World as a lesson in Black History of famous people known both in the Black and White movement respective of Social Justice.
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