In Loving Memory of Eunice W. Johnson

Eunice W. Johnson, who gave Ebony magazine its name and for almost 50 years produced an influential traveling fashion show that brought haute couture to African Americans while raising millions of dollars for charity, has died. She was 93.”*

Eunice W. Johnson with French designer Yves Saint Laurent

While I was driving home from work today, I heard Andre Leon Talley (Editor at Large for Vogue magazine) discussing Ms. Johnson on the radio. To be honest, I didn’t know who she was before I heard the broadcast. However after, I was filled with ambition to do her homage. A woman as visionary and true to the fashion industry deserves a gentle bow to her lovely soul.

I plan on doing more research about the lovely Ms. Johnson, and I hope you will too. Maybe we could have lunch together and talk about her? Or some SL magazine could give her a tribute spread to her work for over 50 years at Ebony magazine? Afterall, if it wasn’t for real life there would be no Second Life.

dress – Aoharu…………. Tweed Dress – pink
coat – Aoharu…………. Tweed Short Jacket – pink
ring – Donna Flora…………. BICE Ring
earring – DECO…………. Essential White Pearl Earrings
necklace – DECO…………. Essential White Pearl Necklace
heels – Shiny Things…………. Tuli Pumps – gold
eyes – YUMYUM…………. classic black
skin – Laqroki …………. Imani 03 Cocoa
hair – W&Y…………. Hair Fair 1 – type A
pose – Striking Poses

*Work Cited: The LA Times: Obituary

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3 thoughts on “In Loving Memory of Eunice W. Johnson

  1. Great piece about a ground-breaking lady. And I love ALT. His column in Vogue is always one of my favorites.

  2. marls says:

    Thanks Nikki! I’m a big fan of the ALT too! LOL
    I recognized his voice on the radio instantly.

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