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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Naomi Sims was the first black model to grace the cover of a national magazine, with the title: Black models take center stage. She is considered to be one of the first black supermodels.

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