10 of the Most Influential Black Style Icons!

To continue our Black History celebration we wanted to highlight ten of the most influential black style icons that graced the earth. During their time they were trendsetters. They set the pace not only in style but were leaders in the arts, activist, and often voices of the black community. We celebrate 10 stylish African American women that redefined the fashion world!

1. Josephine Baker

Entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent. Born June 3, 1906. GEMINI

2. Nina Simone

Singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Born February 21, 1933. PISCES

3. Dorothy Dandridge

Film and theatre actress, singer, and dancer. Born November 9, 1922. SCORPIO

4. Katherine Dunham

Dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Born June 22, 1909. CANCER

5. Grace Jones

Jamaican born singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, and actress. Born May 19, 1948. Taurus.

6. Ertha Kitt

Singer, actress, dancer, activist, and comedian. Born January 19, 1927. CAPRICORN

7. Donna Summer

Singer, songwriter, and painter. Born December 31, 1948. CAPRICORN

8. Lena Horne

Jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Born June 30, 1917. CANCER

9. Billie Holiday

Jazz musician and singer-songwriter. Born April 7, 1915. ARIES

10. Diana Ross

 Singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. Born March 26, 1944. ARIES





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