The Way We Wore: Black Style Then takes a unique look back at African American style moments. Utilizing personal photographs, it explores the stylish beginnings of a diverse group of African American tastemakers, examining a time when some individuals literally pulled it all together; or, for others, a time of trial and error. This is an exploration of African America—the fabulous and the faux pas.
Michael McCollom chronicles African-Americans fashion from the 1940s through today. Featuring snapshots of over 150 black men and women's most unforgettable "style moments", the book includes personal photographs taken from the author's own family and circle of friends including Oprah Winfrey, James Baldwin, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Tracy Reese, Patrick Kelly, Kimora Lee, Bobby Short, Bethann Hardison, and Portia LaBeija, among countless others.
- Hardcover, 176 pages, 11" x 9" x 1"
- First edition, 2006
- By Michael McCollum, foreword by Geoffrey Holder