FINALLY finished the paper I put off all summer about self-presentation and performance in The Beaver Kid and I’m Still Here. I’m gonna let Groovin’ Gary play me out on this one.
May your butts be merry and bright. (at Ole School Antiquers)
Zelda Wynn Valdes was the first black female fashion designer to own her own boutique. Her famous, figure hugging silhouette was worn by stars such as Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Joyce Bryant, Maria Cole, Edna Robinson and later superstars like Gladys Knight and opera diva Jessye Norman. She also designed dresses for legendary figures like Marlene Dietrich and Mae West.
Valdes came up with the costume for the Playboy Bunny which remains the same to this day.