Monday, February 29, 2016

Zelda Wynn Valdes - Infuential fashion designer and the Black woman behind that white bunny tail on those Playboy costumes

This lady designed for all the biggies in Hollywood and society during the 40s and 50s, then went freelance by opening a shop on Broadway and West 158th in NYC. Once a president of the NY chapter of NAFAD (National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers), she continued to create after her stint was done and went on to design the costumes used by the Dance Theatre of Harlem for nearly two decades. Retiring in 1988, she passed in 2001, aged 96 years.

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