The Way We Wore: Black Style Then

Glitterati Incorporated

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Michael McCollom & Geoffrey Holder 

Hardcover | 22.23 x 2.54 x 27.94 cm | 176 pp

Glitterati Incorporated | 2019 | 9780989170444

  • The only book to catalogue, either visually or in words, the origins of a uniquely American style that has swept the globe
  • Features both important people from black culture along with snapshot artwork showing how the style was once specific to an ethnicity has permeated and inspired high fashion worldwide
  • Features photographs of Oprah Winfrey, James Baldwin, models Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, and Tookie Smith; fashion designers Kimora Lee Simmons, Patrick Kelly, and Tracy Reese, singers Bobby Short and James Ingram, agent Bethann Hardison, socialite Portia LaBeija, and Supremes Mary Wilson and Jean Terrell
  • Appeals to fans of fashion, photography, and contemporary African-American culture and history

Michael McCollom has put together a collection of never-before-seen photographs of the individual. The Way We Wore is not only a historical piece that journeys through the African-American landscape, but also an album celebrating the individual. Michael McCollom has carefully chosen photographs and people that exhibit the historical framework of African-American influence on fashion, design, and culture, taking a unique look back at African-American style moments.

Utilising personal photographs, this collection explores the stylish beginnings of a diverse group of African-American tastemakers along with everyday folk, examining a time when some individuals literally pulled it all together or, for others, a time of trial and error. This is an exciting exploration of African-American influence on fashion, design and culture.


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