So long, Ebony Fashion Fair. Hello, Harlem Nights!
In fashion, as in life, all good things must come to an end. Bath & Body Works discontinues your favorite scent. Valentino retires. And for the first time since 1958, there will be no Ebony Fashion Fair.
The traveling fashion show used to raise big bucks for local charities wherever it went. But it's been canceled indefinitely due to the death of matriarch Eunice Johnson, a spokeswoman said. Read the full story here.
One local nonprofit isn't waiting for Fashion Fair execs to make up their mind. The St. Petersburg chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has planned a new fundraiser extravaganza called Harlem Nights. The event goes down tonight at 8 at the St. Pete Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. For $50, you'll get dinner, live entertainment, casino games and more. Get tickets here.
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Photos courtesy of Manitia Moultrie. Top: This undated photo from the Alpha Kappa Alpha archives shows St. Petersburg women planning Ebony Fashion Fair back in the day. Bottom: This pic is from Fashion Fair circa 1996.