The BET 100 Entertainers & Innovators of the Year | Style & Beauty
See who superseded our expectations.
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BET 100| Style & Beauty - Today, style and beauty are about so much more than appearance. They are forms of expression that often reflect what is happening in our world. From ingenious handbag designers to groundbreaking magazine editors to innovative skincare developers, Black creatives are undoubtedly leaving their mark on our communities and society at large. Whether they are motivated by an unprecedented global pandemic or the tragic death of an innocent person at the hands of police, the industry’s brightest stars use their power and influence to bring about real and – thankfully - help us look good in the process. — Written by Bridgette Bartlett Royall Plus, don't forget to check back each day this week to find out who else we've added to the BET 100 list...we're just getting started. (BET Digital Design/Getty)
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Brandice Daniel - Brandice Daniel is the founder of Harlem Fashion Row, an organization responsible for connecting BIPOC designers with notables such as LeBron James and major brands like Nike, CFDA and Vogue magazine. In May, Daniel launched Icon360—a nonprofit arm of HFR—to assist Black designers who were financially impacted by COVID-19. To date, Icon360 has received $1 million from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s A Common Thread initiative, a $25,000 pledge from luxury childrenswear brand Janie & Jack, and funds raised by HFR. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
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Telfar Clemens - Known for his "it" bags which are crafted with vegan leather, branded with a signature “T” logo and affordably priced from $150 to $257, Telfar Clemens now has a bona fide cult following. His bags, dubbed as the Bushwick Birkin, have been carried by style icons including Issa Rae and Solange Knowles, which could explain why they sell out in minutes. Clemens, who is also known for gender fluid apparel, made more headlines as his brand's success soared in 2020. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has upended many small businesses, the Telfar brand continues to thrive. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for GAP)
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Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles - As editor in chief of Teen Vogue magazine, Lindsay Peoples Wagner uses her coveted position to bring awareness to stories that may otherwise not get the same level of attention at a mainstream fashion publication. Sandrine Charles is a multi-dimensional public relations professional who specializes in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment. Together this dynamic duo formed the Black In Fashion Council, an initiative created to secure the advancement of Black individuals in the fashion and beauty industries. BIFC only launched in June, yet the pair has gained support of household names like H&M, Ralph Lauren and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Black In Fashion Council plans to produce equality index scores, which will be a progress report on how brands are doing in terms of their diversity hiring along with access to advisors to help them impr...
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Tracee Ellis Ross - Tracee Ellis Ross might be the middle daughter of living legend Diana Ross, but she’s really known in certain circles for being a fashion risk-taker, effortlessly mixing vintage finds (often from her mother's closet) with modern threads from the hottest designers. Whether rocking a pair of sleek Alexander McQueen thigh high boots, or a fresh pair of Nike high tops with a bikini, the People's Choice 2020 Fashion Icon winner and Pattern haircare creator serves us endless style inspo from her social media accounts. And her 9.8 million IG followers seem to agree. (Photo by Rich Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)