Feature Editor: Ann Duke                                                                                                                       

Photographer: J. Singleton                                                                                                                                       

Fashion Stylist: Marv Neal

With the current release of Respect, the biopic depicting the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, there’s never been a better time to salute Black female music icons. This season’s fall fashions lend themselves perfectly to the spirit of these goddesses that we adore. Starting with the white sheath dress reminiscent of Aretha’s ethereal late-sixties look, followed by the edgy, yet elegant and flowy style of Alicia Keys. We love Tina Turner’s sexy mid-eighties comeback look and salute Beyoncé in a Single Ladies-era inspired dress. Rounding out the group is the Diva herself, Diana Ross in a gorgeous fitted gown indicative of her style. Lastly, we pay homage to animal prints in the fierce way that only Rihanna could. Join us in our nod to these legends and their iconic looks.

1Alicia

Dress: Carolina Herrera, Neiman Marcus • $4,690

Jeans: Jeanous Denim • $60 

Shoes: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $50

Earrings: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $30

Tank: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $20

2Aretha

Dress: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $129

Shoes: Azzedine Aalaia, Neiman Marcus • $1,200

Gloves: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $15

Bracelet: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $32

3Rhianna

Coat: Dolce & Gabbana, Neiman Marcus • $3,945

Bag: Saint Laurent YSL,  Neiman Marcus • $2,250

Shoes: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $60

Gloves: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $15

4TINA

Dress: Lovely’s
Boutique • $160

Shoes: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $60

Earrings: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $60

5Beyonce

Dress: Herve Leger,
Neiman Marcus • $1,490

Glasses: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $20

Boots: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $60

Bracelet: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $32

Ring: PJazz Collections Boutique II • $20

Feature Editor:  Ann Duke, [email protected]

Photographer: J. Singleton, jsingletonphoto.com

Fashion Stylist: Marv Neal, @marvneal, marvneal.com              

Hair Stylist: Bettie Lutcher, @bvainhaircollection

Makeup Artist: Ashley Valentina, @valentina.mua, valentinaartistry.com

Models: Ashley Jones and Savannah Strawter, provided by BLAC Starling Agency            

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