Jan 4, 2010

RIP Eunice W. Johnson " The Fashion Icon"

It was truly sad to hear about the passing of Savvy Sistah Eunice W. Johnson, the wife of Johnson Publishing founder John H. Johnson and the creator & producer of the Ebony Fashion Fair.
I met Mrs. Johnson for the first time in 1995 after she called me for a meeting after receiving my head shot & resume from one of her assistants. At that time I was Miss Black Illinois and I was introduced to her assistant at a fashion show. I had know ideal that Mrs. Johnson was interested in me doing something with the Ebony Fashion Fair. I went in and auditioned for her and a month later I was on the road as a commentator for the Ebony Fashion Fair. The tour really helped me to discover a hidden talent that I didn't know existed at the time and to this day I'm still doing live presentations, voice overs and commentating shows because of that opportunity.

She truly helped open many doors for men and women of color in the fashion industry and she will always be remembered as a "Fashion Icon".

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Photo courtesy of Ebony Archives


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