‘Icons of Style’ Exhibit in Houston Shows the WOC Who Greatly Influenced Fashion


Houston, TX is known for its melting pot of ethnicities as it trail blazes ahead offering travelers a mecca of entertainment options to choose from. Most recently, the Bayou City debuted its newest exhibit to hit the town —“Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography,” at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH). With over 200 photographs on display now through September 22nd, the exhibit showcases an impactful timeline of fashion photography as it unfolds over the century. “Icons of Style” not only chronicles the trends in fashion over the past century, it also reflects broader cultural shifts. From aristocratic aspirations to the rough and tumble of street style, from Hollywood stars to supermodels, from the Black Is Beautiful movement to the globalism of today — fashion photography has often defined the ways we see ourselves.” said Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Below are 15 photographs of women of color that stand out at this exhibit for their impact on the fashion world.

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