Kerby Jean-Raymond’s Historical Pyer Moss Fashion Show

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Kerby Jean-Raymond, the creator of Pyer Moss, creates a breathtaking cultural show celebrating black excellence in pop culture.

Kerby Jean-Raymond is known for making memorable shows and this show was no different. Everything was on point– from the message, the venue, and the choir to the beautiful garments–this show did not disappoint.

Photos courtesy of Maria Valentino

Jean-Raymond’s third collection of Pyer Moss,” Sister,” is a part of the three-part collection uncovering the lost stories of African Americans in pop culture.

Photos courtesy of Maria Valentino

Photos courtesy of Maria Valentino

The American, Also; Lesson 3, “Sister” focused on the untold contributions of Rosetta Tharpe, the inventor of rock-n-roll.

 

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Credits— peace to our family. Thank you to everyone who came out last night to hear us out.

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Jean-Raymond also included artwork by the artist, Richard Phillips, who was falsely accused of committing a crime and sentenced 45 years in jail. While in prison, Phillips become passionate about art and painting.

Photos courtesy of Maria Valentino

Photos courtesy of Maria Valentino

The fashion show also featured political messages like “Vote or Die” and highlighted female hip hop rappers like Lil Kim, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, and Cardi B through the choir’s rendition of their songs.

Photos courtesy of Maria Valentino

Photos courtesy of Maria Valentino

Casey Gerald author of There Will Be No Miracles Here also spoke in the fashion show, reading a speech about Fannie Moore and Rosetta Tharpe.

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The collection included pieces from Reebok, artwork from Richard Phillips intertwined with the fashion pieces, and collaborations with Sean John.

Photos courtesy of Maria Valentino

The Pyer Moss show highlighted the trials and tribulations of African Americans in history and celebrated the success of African American’s freedom this fashion week. To see the complete collection, you can visit the Pyer Moss website.