Arthur McGee



Born in 1933. This Detroit-Native won a scholarship to New York design school. While there he began working for Charles James.


In 1957, Arthur became the 1st African-American to run a design room on 7th Avenue. While he worked at Bobby Brooks, he begun to sell those designs at stores like Saks Fifth, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor.


In the early 1960s, He opened his first store in New York and became a designer for many celebs.


He has mentored other African-American designers, like Willi Smith and Elena Braith.


Arthur Mcgee is refereed to as the Grandfather of Fashion. He still lives today passing on great knowledge.

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