Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ebony Fashion Fair victim of economy

The annual Ebony Fashion Fair's fall season -- which some call a rite of passage for black women -- has been canceled for budget reasons.

It's runway interruptus.

The Ebony Fashion Fair -- a catwalk show that traveled across the country, Canada and the Bahamas bringing designer fashion from around the world to predominantly black audiences -- has put its fall 2009 schedule on hiatus.

The reason? The economy.

Just a year after celebrating its 50th anniversary, the annual show featuring black models has been canceled by its producer, Johnson Publishing Company, which also publishes Ebony and Jet magazines. The fund-raising show made stops in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Check out the rest on the Miami Herald!

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