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Black History Month: 10 great African American style icons

February 9, 2009 | 11:39 am

Josephine baker black history month style icon

Tell me you didn't take a few minutes to take in this entire picture. I don't believe you. This is Josephine Baker, after all. The stunning entertainer passed away in 1975, but her style will never be forgotten. She's on our list of 10 influential African American style icons for Black History Month. Who is your favorite black fashion or beauty trend-setter? Share in our comments section.

-- Whitney Friedlander


Black History Month: 10 great style icons

The Guide: Black History Month

Photo: Staley-Wise Gallery / New York