How to Slay

How to Slay Inspiration from the Queens & Kings of Black Style

Hardback (06 Feb 2018)

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Publisher's Synopsis

One of the few surveys of Black style and fashion ever published, How to Slay offers a lavishly illustrated overview of African American style through the twentieth century, focusing on the last thirty-five years. Through striking images of some of the most celebrated icons of Black style and taste, from Josephine Baker, Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, and Miles Davis to Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams, this book explores the cultural underpinnings of Black trends that have become so influential in mainstream popular culture and a bedrock of fashion vernacular today. A preponderance of Black musicians, who for decades have inspired trends and transformed global fashion, are featured and discussed, while a diverse array of topics are touched upon and examined-hats, hair, divas, the importance of attitude, the use of colour, '60s style, the influence of Africa and the Caribbean, and the beauty of black skin.

Book information

ISBN: 9780847861385
Publisher: Rizzoli
Imprint: Rizzoli International Publications
Pub date:
DEWEY: 746.9208996
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 223
Weight: 1372g
Height: 287mm
Width: 227mm
Spine width: 25mm