Chic and In Charge: 10 African-American Fashion Executives

June 22, 2011  |  

Constance White

Constance White has been on the style beat for years, filing copy at the New York Times, serving as fashion editor at Elle and penning a book on black contributions to the field, Stlyenoir.   She joined eBay as style director, the chief challenge of which had to be convincing people that her employer had a place at the fashion table.  Appointed editor-in-chief of Essence in March, that’s no longer an issue.  The job opened up when Angela Burt Murray, having run afoul of readers with the appointment of a white fashion director, stepped down.

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