Black Fashion History with KW – Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940s

Zelda Wynn Valdes, Fashion/Costume Designer  One of Hollywood’s earlier black designers, Zelda Wynn Valdes was an African-American fashion designer and costumer who dressed the most notable black women in her era such as: including Joyce Bryant, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald and Mae West. Eventually, Playboy’s Hugh Hefner took notice of Valdes’ signature alluring and sexy curve-hugging styles and he commissioned her to design the … Continue reading Black Fashion History with KW – Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940s