Tracee Dundas Fashion Editor @fashionablyyoursnola
Former President Barack Obama said it best; “In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only exceeded as an actor, she shaped the course of history.” With a career that spanned for more than seven decades, Tyson has led the way as a trailblazer and continually breaking glass ceilings. Tyson is most renowned as an actress. taking on ground-breaking roles in Hollywood and on Broadway. Most are surprise to learn that before stepping into a glitzy Hollywood lifestyle, Tyson started her career as a fashion model. Although standing only 5’4, Tyson was discovered as a model by a Photographer for Ebony Magazine. As a young Black woman trying to find her way in an industry that embraced blonde hair, blue-eye women or lighter complected Black females she never let that, or her height discourage her from stepping into the world of fashion and modeling.
A phenomenal woman that exudes grace, style and her love for fashion that radiated throughout her career. Her passion for fashion can be seen on and off the red-carpet. Never shy about wearing bold fashions with vibrant colors, flair and head turning style. And she’s been killing the game ever since. With the recent release of her memoir “Just as I Am”, Tyson at 96 was prepared to promote and share her life story with the world.
It goes without saying that she lived an amazing life, and her legacy will be celebrated for years to come. We remember her beauty, style, and legacy with a tribute to some of her greatest fashion moments.