African American Fashion Illustration
This virtual panel discussion explores the art and history of African Americans in the fashion industry, illustrating clothes for top designers and taking part in the resurgence of illustration as art today.
- (6 PM - 7 PM) Panel Discussion
- (7 PM - 7:30 PM) Q&A Session
Free and open to the public, registration is not required to view this event. Click here to join!
- Shawna McGee - Women's wear designer
- Glenn Tunstull - Fashion illustrator and fine artist
- Lamont O’Neal - Fashion illustrator
- Carol Mongo - Fashion designer, illustrator, and writer
- About Shawna McGee
McGee is a successful women’s wear designer living in New York City. Inspired by her seamstress mother, McGee studied fashion design at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. McGee attended Parsons School of Design in the Fashion Design Department.
- About Glenn Tunstull
A Hudson River Valley artist, Tunstull’s trendsetting fashion illustrations appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, and Women’s Wear Daily in the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. He was one of the first African American artists to illustrate in those publications. In September of 2015, two of his iconic 1970s illustrations were featured during London Fashion Week, hosted by the Gray M.C.A. Gallery. Tunstull is a professor at Parsons The New School For Design, where he has taught fine art, illustration, and fashion design for more than 25 years. His career as a fashion illustrator-turned-fine-artist is recounted in his new book, “Tunstull — From Fashion to Fine Art,” authored by Tunstull and co-authored with Jelani Bandele.