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The Fashion of Arthur McGee

Learn more about The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum: Fashion designer Arthur McGee talks about his design philosophy, his nemesis, and his role as a mentor. His first influence was his mother—a stylish dressmaker and lover of hats. When he moved to New York City he was told there were no jobs for black designers, but McGee found success early in his career designing costumes for Broadway and working for the American couturier Charles James. In 1957, he became the first African American to head a Seventh Avenue design studio, Bobby Brooks. His success has paved the way for designers of color. Produced and Directed by Christopher Noey Director of Photography Jessica Glass Editor Kate Farrell Lighting Director Ned Hallick Sound Recording Thomas Myers Production Assistant Angela Kim
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