The Way We Wore: Black Style Then by Michael McCollum (Glitterati Incorporated)explores the diverse, undeniably cool individual styles of African Americans throughout the 20th century, focusing more on everyday people than celebrities or big-time trendsetters. Featuring photos that seem like proto-Saratorialist street shots, the result is a book that will surely be among the best-looking of 2014. Click through to preview a selection of images from McCollum’s book.
Veronica Jones, boutique owner (1969)
Linwood Allen, designer (1978)
Hal Frederick, actor (1950)
Bethann Hardison, talent manager/producer (1979)
Douglas Says…, designer (1978)
Babatu Sparrow, (future) designer, 1978