Magazine article Ebony

Ebony Fashion Fair Chairpersons

Magazine article Ebony

Ebony Fashion Fair Chairpersons

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As the new millennium rapidly approaches, new ideas, new creations and a new level of imagination will accompany the arrival of the year 2000. And much of that imagination will be displayed when the Ebony Fashion Fair makes its debut this year on September 8 in Matteson, Ill. With the theme "Fashions 2000," the 42nd annual show will be featured in 174 cities in the U.S. and Canada before it closes in Montreal on May 14.

The award-winning show, which is the world's premier traveling fashion show, will showcase new and dramatic designs that were selected by the show's producer, Mrs. Eunice W. Johnson, wife of Ebony Publisher John H. Johnson. The production features original, eye-catching creations from internationally famous fashion designers (including African-American designers). It also highlights items from the collections of the top fashion houses in the United States and Europe.

A variety of nonprofit groups sponsor the fashion show in each city, and the following are the chairpersons who help to coordinate the shows in their respective areas.

Arnetta Johnson
Delta Sigma Theta
Matteson, Ill.
Sept. 8

Beverly A. Ware
Delta Sigma Theta
Schaumburg, Ill.
Sept. 9

Florida Perry Smith
Links
Milwaukee, Wis.
Sept. 10

Joyce Graham-Coats
Ultra Art Club
Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Sept. 11

Evelyn Flewellen
Twig 110
Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 12

Rae L. Talley
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Harrisburg, Pa.
Sept. 15

Jean Nelson
Presbyterian Women Washington
Presbyterian Church
Reading Pa.
Sept. 16

Yvonne L. Russell
Drifters, Inc.
Asbury Park, N.J.
Sept. 18

Rose Copeland
Delta Sigma Theta
Trenton, N.J.
Sept. 19

Geraldine Boone
Crossroads Theatre Guild
New Brunswick, N.J.
Sept. 21

Maria Swift
Delta Sigma Theta
Stamford, Conn.
Sept. 22

Leroy Williams
Omega Psi Phi
New Haven, Conn.
Sept. 25

Sharon Wilson
Links
Boston, Mass.
Sept. 26

Chris Brown
Springfield Girls'
Club Family Center, Inc.
Springfield, Mass.
Sept. 28

De Loris Williams-Greene
Suburban League
Hempstead, N.Y.
Oct. 1

Linda Bellamy
Committee of 100
Newark, N.J.
Oct. 2

Micheline A. Vosges
New York Urban
League and Friends
of Distinction
New York, N.Y.
Oct. 3

Tina Motley
The Chaperon Club
Englewood, N.J.
Oct. 5

Verna C. Sims
The College Women, Inc.
& National Sorority of
Phi Delta Kappa
Jersey City, N.J.
Oct. 6

Mary E. Lane, M.D.
Westchester Region
NAACP ACT-SO
White Plains, N.Y.
Oct. 7

Dorothy A. Arrington
Brooklyn Committee
Brooklyn Home for Aged
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Oct. 8

Bernice Minor
The Philadelphia Committee
Philadelphia, Pa.
Oct. 9

Sheila Steele
Delta Sigma Theta
Baltimore, Md.
Oct. 10

Frances W. Thomas
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Annapolis, M.D.
Oct. 12

Marva Purnell-Greene
Links
Princess Anne, Md.
Oct. 13

Cheryl C. Griffin
Delta sigma Theta
Hampton, Va.
Oct. 14

Harriett E. Clemons
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Norfolk, Va.
Oct. 15

Hilda J. Bagby
Alpha Phi Zeta
Richmond, Va.
Oct. … 
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