‘How to Slay’ Chronicles the History of Black Style

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What do Rihanna, Kanye West, Josephine Baker and Maya Angelou have in common? Style in spades, as chronicled in the new book How to Slay: Inspiration from the Queens and Kings of Black Style. Published by Rizzoli and written by Constance C. R. White, the tome traces a fascinating historical trajectory that includes the aforementioned music royalty and cultural stalwarts to supermodel Naomi Campbell and power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé. A fashion veteran — with previous positions as editor-in-chief for Essence and a style reporter for The New York Times — White examines Black style with her journalistic expertise, utilizing beautiful shots to illustrate her points.

$55, available at RizzoliUSA.com.

 
 
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