Posts tagged "Ebony Fashion Fair"
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.
A 1974 Fashion Fair ad featuring Pal Henry, a woman who describes leaving her nursing career behind to go back to modeling because “one medic in the family was quite enough.” Let’s hope that worked out for her in the long run…
Carol DiPasalegne, Ebony Fashion Fair commentator and model (1965-67) and nightclub singer (she sang at the Playboy Club under the name Carol Denmark in 1969), was a United Airlines flight attendant by day. She is arriving in Washington, D.C. with Captain L.L. Treece and JoAnn Tartaul after their flight from Chicago on July 20, 1965.
Terri Springer, the “undisputed star of Ebony Fashion Fair from 1959-1964”, on the September 3, 1964 issue of Jet.
Today, many people still recall the grace and beauty of the regal, mocha-colored model. The daring and beautiful Springer hit the runway like she owned it with explosive drama and elegance. And during a day and age when women with dark skin weren’t eager to wear bright colors, Springer wore bright colors as if they were exclusively made for her.