Jazz Fashion

The Diane von Furstenberg or the Romeo & Juliet? While trying to decide which dress to wear for our upcoming jazz concert at Blues Alley, I had the thought to write a post about jazz fashion. I had planned to work with our intern and research the subject. Then, I stumbled upon Vintage Black Glamour. It does a lot of the work for us.

Published in 2014, this stunning book was written by Nichelle Gainer. I came upon it at The Studio Museum in Harlem, a few weeks ago. I do not recall whether or not I saw the limited edition, silk covered book. I can only tell you that the cover, featuring a bewitching Eartha Kitt, was gorgeous. And the content includes photos and stories from the early part of the 20th century.

While Nichelle’s website offers the book, it is sold there via a distributor in England. And, Amazon appears to only sell copies through third parties. So call the museum shop at the Studio Museum, Thursday – Sunday at (212) 864-4500 and get your copy now!

By the way, Nichelle will release the men’s version this fall!

Vintage Black Glamour


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