From the unflappable flappers to the Black Is Beautiful women to the hats and dresses of hard working designers, black women have influenced American fashion in fabulous ways. 

10 Fashionable Black Women and Their Influences

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Angela Davis was a revolutionary and educator, and epitomized the Black Is Beautiful movement of the 70's largely by rocking her big beautiful afro. In bell bottoms and denim jackets, she made a permanent impression on culture. The Rolling Stones even made a song for her: Angela.

Taking a glimpse into American history, we highlight some particularly notable black women who influenced our culture with their fashion.