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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Madame CJ Walker created the first well known line of makeup specifically for black skin. She is believed to be the first black female millionaire.

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