Desiree Rogers, CEO of Johnson Publishing, talks about the Ebony Fashion Fair Show auction on June 10.
When Eunice W. Johnson turned the "Fashion Fair" feature in Ebony magazine into a charity event, the Ebony Fashion Fair Show was born. Both the publication and event created an inclusive consumer culture for African Americans to explore design, art and fashion. Five decades later, the Ebony Fashion Fair tour is known as the largest traveling fashion runway show in the world and has raised over 55 million dollars for charity. Treasures from the Ebony Fashion Fair Show will be up for auction by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers beginning on June 10th. The list of designers include garments from the Houses of Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Halston, Issey Miyake, Jean-Louis Scherrer, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Patrick Kelly, Pierre Cardin, Stephen Burrows, Thierry Mugler, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood.
A portion of the auction proceeds will go to Johnson College Prep, a public, 4-year charter high school located in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago's south side, named for business pioneers John and Eunice Johnson. Founded in 2010, JCP scholars are reminded daily that hard work and education pay off.
Auction previews begin Friday, June 5th.
Friday, June 5 | 10am-5pm
Saturday, June 6 | 10am-3pm
Sunday, June 7 | 12pm- 4pm
Monday, June 8 | 10am-5pm
Tuesday, June 9 | 10am-5pm
The live auction begins Wednesday, June 10th at 12pm CT.