Showing Out: Fashion in Harlem - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Showing Out: Fashion in Harlem

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Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 PM ET

September 9, 2021 - September 16, 2021

Curated and Co-Presented by Souleo


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Blvd. (at 135th Street), New York, NY 10037

Viewing Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Sunday: Closed

Free Admission

Showing Out: Fashion in Harlem is a pop-up exhibition in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Harlem Institute of Fashion (HIF), founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane. The exhibition spotlights the institution’s legendary fashion shows--produced for HARLEM WEEK from 1979 to 1996--through costumes, images, video, papers, and a specially commissioned new media work.



Beau McCall, Cedric Jose Washington

Featured Designers:

Carolyn Adams, Queen Bilquis a.k.a. Cynthia Harmon, Moshood, Beau McCall

Featured Artist: 

Dianne Smith

Featured Private Collections:

Queen Bilquis a.k.a. Cynthia Harmon, Tuesday P. Brooks, Beau McCall, Hakim Mutlaq,

Cedric Jose Washington

Featured Public Collections:

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Schomburg Center

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Photo Credit: Beau McCall

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