The Legacy Hall Box Garden at Legacy West in Plano hosted the first Juneteenth Fashion Show ever—both locally and nationally.
The program presented fashion designs by 11 local Black designers who are making history. The frosting on the cake, according to Think Three CEO Leah Frazier, was shining a spotlight on the amazing Black creatives, designers, and artists in the DFW area.
The event attracted around 1,500 people, according to estimates.
The presentation and production of the event were handled by Think Three Media, a creative communications and media company with headquarters in Dallas that focuses on "unique message and amplification of DFW black-owned businesses and their creators."
Numerous local fashionistas and enthusiasts gathered at the runway, including model Anita Hawkins James Thomas, author and speaker Dr. Catrina Pullum, Dallas Black Bloggers group member Kim Alexander, celebrity makeup artist Erica Smith, and fashion stylist Courtney Walker. Julie McCullough, founder of “The Pin Show,” was also present.
Also speaking at the occasion was Dallas Black Chamber President Harrison Blair.
"There are numerous cultural aspects that are completely peculiar to the Black experience that will always put a grin on my face," said Frazier. “To commemorate our elders—including [95-year-old] Opal Lee—and our ancestors' sacrifices, I wanted to share many of these things with the neighborhood.”
At the Juneteenth Fashion Show, models walked the catwalk to hip-hop and R&B by DJ Dr. Mack.
Grammy Award winner The World Famous Tony Williams provided a live musical performance to round out the occasion.