Exclusivity made it difficult for many African Americans and Blacks to break into the fashion industry. But many have paved the way into the industry as editors, writers, designers, stylists and executives. Here are 20 blacks who have become influencers in the fashion industry.
André Leon Talley
Often spotted in his signature black cape, André Leon Talley is the former American Editor-at-large for Vogue. He now works as a contributing editor.