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Popular Chicago model Cordie King (center) is featured in this December 10, 1955 Chicago Defender article on a benefit she presented (showcasing Parisian-influenced hairstyles) at the Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Casino “in her debut as a song stylist.” The models showing off looks from the show are (clockwise) Loretta Conley, Edwina Baltazar, Vivian Pryor and Francis Wilson.

Popular Chicago model Cordie King (center) is featured in this December 10, 1955 Chicago Defender article on a benefit she presented (showcasing Parisian-influenced hairstyles) at the Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Casino “in her debut as a song stylist.” The models showing off looks from the show are (clockwise) Loretta Conley, Edwina Baltazar, Vivian Pryor and Francis Wilson.

Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in a 1958 issue of EBONY. Cordie King, a very popular Chicago-based model, was one of the original Ebony Fashion Fair models. She went on to open a modeling agency and charm school called Cordie King’s Castle which produced graduates such as journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen. She died at age 80 in 2004.

Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in a 1958 issue of EBONY. Cordie King, a very popular Chicago-based model, was one of the original Ebony Fashion Fair models. She went on to open a modeling agency and charm school called Cordie King’s Castle which produced graduates such as journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen. She died at age 80 in 2004.

Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in 1958. 

Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in 1958. 

Cordie King, a very popular Chicago-based model, in Jet - where she appeared on a regular basis - July 15, 1954. One of the original EBONY Fashion Fair models, the Mississippi-born King was once engaged to Sammy Davis, Jr.  She went on to open a modeling agency and charm school called Cordie King’s Castle which produced graduates such as journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen. She died at age 80 in 2004.

Cordie King, a very popular Chicago-based model, in Jet - where she appeared on a regular basis - July 15, 1954. One of the original EBONY Fashion Fair models, the Mississippi-born King was once engaged to Sammy Davis, Jr.  She went on to open a modeling agency and charm school called Cordie King’s Castle which produced graduates such as journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen. She died at age 80 in 2004.