Closet Envy: Music Maven Sylvia Rhone

Motown Records president and all around music biz hot-shot Sylvia Rhone has always defied sartorial conventions. Before becoming the first Black woman to serve as the vice-president of a major label, Atlantic, in 1988, the economics major's off-the-beaten-path fashion choices would single her out at the bank where she was working. Instead of conforming to the corporate dress code of professional skirt and heels, Rhone choose to wear pants one day and subsequently raised some eyebrows. She'd eventually leave finance behind to pursue her dream of working in the music industry and wearing whatever she damn-well pleased... Read more: Closet Envy: The Fiercest Black Fashion BloggersCloset Envy: Gallerina Nicola Vassell

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