For 50 years, the Ebony Fashion Fair fashion showcase was a staple in black communities around the country. The event – the only traveling fashion show to feature black models and often black designers – was discontinued in 2009 for economic reasons, but the high-end fashions that graced stages from Atlanta to London, live on in the personal vault of show producer and creator, the late Eunice W. Johnson.

In celebration of Black History Month, Macy’s has launched a 10-city fashion retrospective of couture designs from Johnson’s vault that once appeared on the runway. The exhibit, on display for four days at Macy’s Lenox Square, features 10 to 30 signature looks from designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera, Lanvin and Pierre Cardin.

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