Web_Square_V2 copyFor 50 years, the Ebony Fashion Fair brought haute couture to the African-American community. The brainchild of +EBONY Magazine co-founder Eunice Johnson, the fair became a vehicle for empowerment, pride and achievement. Its story, and some of its most iconic dresses, will be on display at the Museum of Art and Design Atlanta (MODA) beginning Saturday and continuing through Jan. 4.

+Encore Atlanta will give you a sneak preview of the exhibit and behind-the-scenes interviews with some of its key figures. Join us live to meet and ask questions with:

3-3:15 pm: MODA Executive Director Laura Flusche.

3:15-3:30 pm: Linda Johnson Rice of Ebony Magazine (and daughter of Eunice Johnson).

3:30-3:45 pm: Deborah Riley Draper, MODA board member and producer/director of the film Versailles ’73 (which screens at MODA on Nov. 5.)

Join us at this address: https://plus.google.com/events/c2sqibe32am5snn13hqpnnov6qg

Have questions? Post them on this page before or after the event, or sign into your Google account so you can use the Q&A button to ask questions live. No Gmail? No problem! Tweet @EncoreAtlanta#MODA! For more information about the exhibition or tickets, go HERE.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich, Encore Atlanta’s editor, is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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