@Regrann from @blaxcellence_ - Zelda Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001) was one of the first successful African American fashion designers. She made clothes for Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Joyce Bryant, Josephine Baker and more. Probably her most known work is the original Playboy Bunny costume. Imagine! One of the most recognizable (and money making) images of pop culture was created by the black woman! Valdes had to struggle with disrespect for years to achieve her position in life and she did it. It wasn't only her victory. This victory was shared by female designers and African Americans! Thank you, Zelda!