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Black Fashion Museum

The Black Fashion Museum is a former museum housing clothing that traces the historical contributions of black designers and clothing makers to fashion. Originally established in Harlem, New York in 1979, and relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1994, the museum operated until 2007, when the Black Fashion Museum Collection was accepted into the collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The collection comprises more than 700 garments, 300 accessories, and 60 boxes of archival material collected by Lois K. Alexander-Lane throughout her life. The collection was acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2007.

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