FFDC x CHACC: The Black Goddess Tribute

On Feb. 24th 2017 at Congress Heights Arts & Cultural Center (CHACC), FFDC x CHACC held The Black Goddess Tribute: a fashion show, art exhibition, and party honoring Goddesses, past and present. The event included an art exhibition of five local artists who each created pieces dedicated to their Goddess, and also a fashion show of seven local fashion designers who each recreated 4-5 looks of their chosen Goddess. Designers with their Goddess choices include: 

Syreeta C | Fashion - Grace Jones, plus an additional Josephine Baker design worn by FFDC Director

Travonne Walker - Diana Ross 

Jamila Madyun, Stitched With Style - Pam Grier 

Dorneisha Batson, Just Dorneisha - Dorothy Dandridge 

Terey Ross, Femme USA - Solange 

Kiesha Nelson-Harris, Klashaa's Closet- Naomi Campbell 

Milanka Code, M Code Luxury Apparel- Janelle Monáe 

Selected pieces from each designer will be on display as part of FFDC's The Black Goddess Tribute Exhibition at The Howard Theatre, opening March 10th, in celebration of Womyn's History Month in the nation's capital. “The Howard Theatre provides a true D.C. experience showcasing what Washington was and what it has become,” says Chip Ellis, of Ellis Development and the leader behind the Howard Theatre Restoration (HRT) project. The Howard Theatre is located near the corner of 7th and T Streets Northwest in the Shaw Neighborhood of Washington, the area was once known as “Black Broadway” due to its burgeoning music scene. The theatre was built by architect J. Edward Storck for the National Amusement Company and opened on August 22, 1910 featuring vaudeville, live theatre, talent shows, and was home to two performing companies, the Lafayette Players and the Howard University Players.

Syreeta C | Fashion's Josephine Baker dress will be displayed at Current Boutique's 14th St NW location launching March 5.

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Enjoy photos below of The Black Goddess Tribute. Can you guess which Goddess is which?? 

Photos by Dream Free Photography.