Thank you Fotografiska New York & Martine Bury for this beautiful moment.
“BLACK VENUS curator Aindrea Emelife and entertainment reporter & bestselling author Marcellas Reynolds discuss the evolution of Black women in visual culture.”
I’m still so amazed at how my life has changed since the publication of Supreme Models in 2019. I’m humbled and so grateful. More to come. I’m not done.
Recently, GQ.com posted this article hailing the return of the FLARE! Anyone who really knows me knows that this is my look, and I can’t wait for fall because I have been HOARDING bootcut, stovepipe, flared trousers for years now. I adore this silhouette and shall be WORKING it during my book tour. I especially like looks 1 and 3.
I’m so over the tyranny of the short skinny trouser, shrunken blazer, and the JEGGING ON MEN. I was not fond of the entire last decade and the ridiculousness of Thom Browne dressing grown men like pre-pubescent, post-World war II private school children or extras from a Pink Floyd movie/video. Yes, I just referenced The Wall.
The National Arts Club presents a conversation with Marcellas Reynolds, author of “Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion.” Reynolds discusses how Black models have been influencing fashion and pop culture for decades, reshaping the standards and boundaries of beauty. To watch the video on Youtube click here!
Here it is! I’m thrilled to share the cover of Supreme Actresses: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Hollywood, featuring the amazing Viola Davis. With a Foreword by the incredible Gabrielle Union, Supreme Actresses arrives in bookstores everywhere on October 12, 2021.
Supreme Actresses is available now for pre-order. The link is here!
Last night I attended the finale of America’s Next Top Model Cycle Five. I’m a reluctant fan of the show. I believe the girls that become the second runner-up are the ones that should win. I am a fan of Elyse, Kahlen, Mercedes, Shandi, and Shannon. This season was all about Bre Scullark. Bre was like the girls I grew up with in Chicago. Fabulous, a touch ghetto, pretty, and oh so real. Whenever she was on screen, I was riveted. Though I didn’t see a win in Bre’s future, she made it to the final three. Robbed. Victory snatched from her grasp. I love how she kept it real until the very end. When she lost, the heels came off, and the glasses went back on. You must never forget in your travels who you are. She did not. Tonight my mission was to meet her. I did, and she was just as I hoped she would be. Sublime.
SUPREME MODELS: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion, hits bookstores October 8th, 2019! It’s available for pre-order now by clicking here. It’s the most comprehensive study to date on the impact and importance of black models in fashion and society. SUPREME MODELS showcases the incredible lives and careers of women who have made the fashion industry a more diverse, more inclusive place. And it’s beautiful.
The book contains iconic photographs of the top models from the last sixty years:
Janiece Altagracia Dilone
Tomiko Fraser Hines
Emanuela de Paula