The movie “Selma” is a powerful story retelling the days and events of the Civil Rights era.
“Selma” not only focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actions as a political activist, but on his personal life, showing a side of him that is relatable.
The movie is humorous, powerful and very enlightening. While the movie was to show the strength and struggle of a movement, it also showed the fashion flare that only the 60s could conceive.
Ruth Carter, the vintage-fashion costume designer, gathered for the movie and I thought it was especially awesome the way she captured Coretta Scott King’s style.
Coretta had a business-comfort mixed with southern-class style and was one of the first African American style icons. The luscious waves in her hair and the way she styled a tweed suit contributed to this look.
Coretta’s style was ahead of her time, and some of the things she wore in the 1960s are still being worn today. So with all of this in mind, I made three modern Coretta Scott King looks that any fashionista can relate to.
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