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|Lois Alexander Lane - courtesy of Of Another Fashion|
Ms. Alexander Lane, who founded both the Harlem Institute of Fashion (c.1966) and the Black Fashion Museum (c.1979) made major contributions to the legacy of African-Americans in the fashion and design fields. She also published a book entitled Blacks in the History of Fashion in 1982. Until the time of her of her death, she exposed more than 25,000 visitors to Black design with a cultural context.
|Black Fashion Museum. Courtesy of Harlem Bespoke|
|Harlem Institute of Fashion. Courtesy of Harlem Bespoke|
Below are some of the highlights from the extensive collection:
Rosa Parks Dress. Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Ann Lowe Debutante Ball Gown. Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Glinda the Good Witch of the South Costume from "The Wiz". Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane. Image Courtesy Don Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution