Friday, November 24, 2006
Black and Beautiful
Black and Beautiful: How Women of Colour Changed the Fashion Industry
Barbara Summers is a true fashion insider. Drawing from 17 years of experience as a Ford model and more than a decade of interviews with models and fashion professionals, she has created Black and Beautiful, the first book to recognize the powerful impact black models have had on both the fashion industry and popular culture. With insight and flair, Summers chronicles the evolution of black models-including Beverly Johnson, Helen Williams, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, and others - whose names may have been forgotten but whose faces have left a lasting impression - exploring the behind-the-scene challenges that tested their courage, endurance, and integrity in a world both glamorous and harsh. Illustrated with more than 250 breathtaking images by the world`s most acclaimed photographers, Black and Beautiful is a crowning tribute to the beauty - and intelligence, heroism, and power - of black women everywhere.