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Society: Balenciaga Launches Scholarship Fund For Black Students At The Pratt Institute

Balenciaga is establishing a scholarship for Black students who attend the Pratt Institute. The scholarship was announcedon May 7 during the 2019 Celebration of the Creative Spirit, a fundraising event for Pratt Institute, a school of art and design, reports WWD. Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia received the Creative Spirit Award but was unable to […]

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Black Girl Magic: Meet The South Carolina Woman Who designed Mattel’s First Black Barbie

SOUTH CAROLINA – Fashion designer Kitty Black Perkins couldn’t afford a Barbie doll as a child, but this daughter of the segregated South called the shots on the 11½ -inch icon’s outfits for nearly three decades. Perkins, 71, was the first black designer for Barbie when toy dynasty Mattel hired her to design affordable, chic […]