Black History | Women In Fashion

Monday, February 16, 2015

If you watched the President give his speech during the 2012 DNC Convention, then you may recognize this famous designer. The First Lady, Michelle Obama was wearing a customized piece made by Tracy Reese.


Reese grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where she developed an eye for fashion. As a child she started sewing alongside her mother, making clothes from scratch. In 1982, she moved to the Big Apple to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Her friend and classmate Marc Jacobs, helped her score a job at Perry Ellis Portfolio

Reese launched her own line of clothing in 1998. Her designs are known for their feminity and retro style... The bright colors, graphic patterns and bohemian touches make her line stand out from the rest. In 2007, she was inducted as a board member of the Council of Fashion Design of America.   
[Photos courtesy of Tracy Reese Instagram]


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