The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition” (FLAIR, Inc.) Charitable event
The Boss Mann Magazine was honored to have been able to document the 2019 “The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition” (FLAIR, Inc.) Charitable event.
It kicked off its third, biennial three-day fashion extravaganza July 26-28, 2019 showcasing the work of emerging and prominent African American designers on the catwalk as well as providing mentoring and scholarship to up-and-coming fashion and design students.
In celebrating the legacy and spirit of the Ebony Fashion Fair® fashion show, FLAIR, Inc. they honored individuals who have made a fashionable impact in pop culture. This year’s honorees include iconic fashion designer Stephen Burrows; he wowed audiences in 1973 at the historic Battle of Versailles Fashion Show in Paris. It also included celebrity makeup artist Derrick Rutledge, the man behind the “beat” face of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, and celebrity fashion designer Angela Dean of the DeanZign atelier, a red-carpet favorite of entertainers and Hollywood’s A-list crowd.
Two thousand nineteen featured fashion designers were Deanzign, Grayscale, Mario B Productions, Tina Summers, Wachtenheim Furs, and Zenele Knitwear.
Kivon the King Of Fashion interviewing Celebrity Make Up Artist Derrick Rutledge
Derrick Rutledge is an American celebrity and makeup artist, singer and entrepreneur. He is most notably makeup artist to Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama. Derrick was born and raised in Washington, DC. His early education was at the prestigious Georgetown Day School in Washington. After which he received a music and academic scholarship to Webster University in St. Louis. We had the privilage to interview Derrick and listen to his story.