How the Inauguration Inspired the Next Generation of Black Fashion Designers

Just as Kamala Harris’ inauguration was a history-making moment in politics, so it was in fashion with Black designers behind the biggest looks of the occasion.

Harris, the first Black, South Asian, and woman vice president, wore a coat by Christopher John Rogers, a leading Black designer who won the 2020 CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Her heels were by Sergio Hudson, another talented Black designer who also dressed Michelle Obama in her head-to-toe burgundy ensemble for the presidential inauguration. (Rogers declined to comment; Hudson did not return requests for comment.)

On the eve of the inauguration at a tribute to those of have passed away from COVID-19, Vice President Harris wore a coat from Pyer Moss, a brand designed and owned by Haitian American designer Kerby Jean-Raymond. Jean-Raymond launched Pyer Moss in 2013, and he quickly became a darling of the American fashion industry, and through

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Cicely Tyson championed Black beauty ideals

Cicely Tyson, the award-winning, trailblazing African American actor, died on Thursday, at the age of 96. Over her lifetime, she became an icon, known for personifying layered and complex Black women on the screen and the stage, notably starring as the wife of a jailed sharecropper family in 1972’s “Sounder,” for which she earned her first Oscar nomination; and as a former slave in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” in 1974, for which she won two Emmy awards, among other performances. But her impact extended well beyond her choice of roles.



a close up of Cicely Tyson wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Portrait of American actress Cicely Tyson holding a monocle to her eye during a visit to London, February 19th 1973. (Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images)


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Portrait of American actress Cicely Tyson holding a monocle to her eye during a visit to London, February 19th 1973. (Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images)

Off screen, Tyson was an enduring picture of style, a star who loved fashion and indulged in beauty until the very end, known for her endless rotation

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Nordstrom Rack’s Best Black Friday Deals Include Anti-Aging Skincare, Winter Coats, and Designer Handbags for Up to 80% Off

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In between scrolling through Amazon’s pages upon pages of Black Friday deals, let’s not forget the original discount stores—like Nordstrom Rack—that have great markdowns all year. On this huge sales day, those already marked-down prices receive ever steeper discounts, making for some of the best deals around.

Case in point: Nordstrom Rack’s clearance section. Here you’ll find basically every item featured at discounts upwards of 50 percent—many going higher than 75 percent. In addition to this glorious section of goodies, you can shop everything from anti-aging skincare to warm and protective outerwear for more than half off.

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If you’re on the hunt for a new handbag, you’re in luck. You’ll find designer purses for under $200, including a standout deal on this Michael Kors leather satchel—which typically retails for just

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Black Friday 2020 Designer Deals for Prada, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Rolex and More

Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, sees retailers across the country offer slashed prices on a range of items including luxury brands.

Here we look at a selection of 2020 Black Friday deals for products from designer labels. Some discounts began before Black Friday, while others are only available on Black Friday. Some offers may be valid until a selected date after Black Friday. See the company websites for more information.

Prada

Save $109.54 on Prada Women’s Pr 16rs Butterfly Sunglasses, priced at $145.46 (reduced from $255).

Save $31.60 on a bottle of Prada’s Luna Rossa Carbon Eau De Toilette Spray (100ml), priced at $58.40 (reduced from $90).

Marc Jacobs

The fashion label is offering 50 percent off its Pillow Bag, which is priced at $247.50 (reduced from $495), and its Mini Pillow Bag, priced at $225 (reduced form $450). The Pillow Bag is available in five colors,

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