FashionAFRICANA is one of the leading African-inspired Fashion and Art events in Pittsburgh. Established in 2001, FashionAFRICANA celebrates the beauty and diversity of the African Diaspora through Design, Dance, Music and curated exhibitions. Utilizing Africa’s diverse cultural heritage, the show reflects the vitality of the creative human spirit and has showcased the diverse talents of fashion designers and artists from all over the world including Africa, Europe and the United States. The intent of FashionAFRICANA is to share the breadth and richness of African textures, ethos and history through the language of fashion.

JOIN US for the Opening Celebration of the world premiere of HEROES & SHEROES: The Art and Influence of Ruth E. Carter in Black Cinema at the Heinz History Center on Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:30PM! Be the first to experience the extraordinary work of Academy Award nominated costume designer, Ruth E. Carter, as we welcome her to Pittsburgh in celebration of this one-of-a-kind, highly anticipated, multi-media exhibition. Opening Celebration Presented by HIghmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

6:30PM
*VIP Cocktail Reception with Ruth Carter
*Hero & Shero Award Recognition
*Special Performances

8:00PM
Heroes & Sheroes Exhibit Tours with FashionAFRICANA featuring Ruth Carter costumes from the following movies:
*Black Panther (2018)
*Marshall (2017)
*Roots (2016)
*Selma (2014)
*The Butler (2013)
*Sparkle (2012)
*Amistad (1997)
*What’s Love Got To Do with It (1993)
*Malcom X (1992)
*Do The Right Thing (1989)

9:00PM
‘Black Panther’ Dance Party featuring special guests

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FashionAFRICANA is one of the leading African-inspired Fashion and Art events in Pittsburgh.

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