Black TV and Movie Icons: A tribute to their style influence
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Since the beginning of time, costume choices have affected how characters’ legacy is carried forward into the future. The characters we have seen on TV have helped to create and share trends. And while many fashion folk will refer to Rachel Green or Carrie Bradshaw as TV’s best dressed, they end up erasing Black creatives who have been the trendsetters of every generation. Spanning decades of entertainment, Black characters have given us the best of fashion, from classic sitcoms to heavy-hitting dramas. Actresses such as Issa Rae, Karyn Parsons, and Tracee Ellis Ross have not only entertained their audiences in their roles, but they’ve also inspired many with their characters’ striking ensembles.
Here are 10 iconic moments in Black characters’ style from TV and movies.