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Top Black Designers Reveal Inspiration Behind their Work


Tracy Reese, B. Michael, Byron Lars, Edward Wilkerson and Stephen Burrows are five of the top Black names in fashion today. Together, these designers have a catalog of celebrity clients, including First Lady MIchelle Obama, Cicely Tyson and Beyoncé Knowles. For the January issue, ESSENCE brought together these tastemakers as well as their muses for a special feature.

Go behind-the-scenes to find out the inspiration behind their work.

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