NEW YORK -- Macy's Department Stores and Johnson Publishing Company are partnering to present a beauty, fashion and lifestyle tribute to the life of legendary style maven, Eunice Johnson. The Ebony, Fashion Fair Cosmetics & Macy's Celebrate Eunice Johnson retrospective, will debut at Macy's Herald Square in New York City on January 27th thru February 1st, and will then tour 10 Macy's locations across the country throughout the month of February.
In partnership with EBONY and Fashion Fair Cosmetics, Macy's will showcase some of the haute couture designs from Mrs. Johnson's private collection that were featured in the famed Ebony Fashion Fair shows. The month-long exhibit will feature designs by some of the World's most renowned and critically-acclaimed designers, including Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Carolina Herrera, Stephen Burrows and B. Michael to name a few.
Each of the 10 locations will feature approximately 10 to 30 signature looks, complete with information about the designer, the season in which the design first appeared and information about the model who wore the look.
"It is an honor for Macy's to stage a celebration of Eunice Johnson's contributions to fashion, beauty and American history," says Martine Reardon, executive vice president Marketing, Macy's Inc. Reardon continues, "This is a wonderful opportunity for us to partner with one of America's most iconic and revered lifestyle authorities. Through the Ebony Fashion Fair shows, Mrs. Johnson filled a void in fashion by producing runway presentations that brought a new sense of style, drama and diversity to the industry, and we're excited to present a glimpse of these historical shows to our customers."
Johnson Publishing Co., chairman Linda Johnson Rice said, "It is a sign of my mother's determination, confidence, and creativity that more than 50 years after launching the renowned Ebony Fashion Fair show, her timeless sense of style endures as a guidepost for today's fashion loving women. We are honored that Macy's, a 30 year retail partner of Fashion Fair Cosmetics, selected Eunice Johnson as the anchor for these exciting exhibits."
In addition to New York City, the retrospective will be on exhibit at the following locations:
Macy's State Street, Chicago, IL; February 2nd to 7th
Macy's Galleria at Hidalgo, Houston, TX; February 3rd to 8th
Macy's Center City, Philadelphia, PA; February 9th to 14
Macy's Aventura, Aventura, FL; February 10th to 14
Macy's Lakeside, Metarie, LA; February 17th to 21st
Macy's Metro Center, Washington, DC; February 17th to 21st
Macy's Beverly Center, Los Angeles, CA; February 22nd to 28th
Macy's Lenox Square, Atlanta, GA; February 24th to 28
Macy's Union Square, San Francisco, CA; February 24th to 28th
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.
About Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. (JPC), a family-owned business, now in its seventh decade, produces the most widely read publications about African-Americans. EBONY, a monthly magazine, and JET, a weekly magazine, have a combined readership of nearly 18 million people. EBONY celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2010. JET celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2011. The company also produces Fashion Fair Cosmetics, the No.1 line of makeup and skin care created to meet the unique needs of women of color. Linda Johnson Rice is chairman and daughter of legendary founder, John H. Johnson and savvy businesswoman and style maven, Eunice W. Johnson.