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The first Black woman to win two Oscars was recently celebrated at an exclusive affair that brought together lovers of art and fashion in Atlanta.

NBAF 17th Annual Fine Art + Fashion Benefit

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NBAF, recognized as the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the United States focused exclusively on the art and artists of African descent, hosted its 17th Annual Fine Art + Fashion Benefit sponsored by Neiman Marcus and honored two-time Academy Award-winning Costume Designer, Ruth E. Carter.

NBAF 17th Annual Fine Art + Fashion Benefit

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The event that took place at the Atlanta History Center highlighted emerging designers of color through the annual Fashion Forward Student Design Competition…

NBAF 17th Annual Fine Art + Fashion Benefit

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NBAF 17th Annual Fine Art + Fashion Benefit

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and honored Carter as well as other 2023 Fine Art + Fashion honorees including Visual Artist Shanequa Gay,

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and Fashion Designer Busayo Olupona.

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Additionally, NBAF gave $2,000 cash prizes to its 2023 Fashion Forward Student Design winners Jakarie Akhil Whitaker, a junior at Clark Atlanta University,

NBAF 17th Annual Fine Art + Fashion Benefit

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and Yemisi Sanni, a junior at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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Their work will also be highlighted with a showcase at Neiman Marcus.

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Special guests in attendance at the celebration included Cynthia Bailey and Monyetta Shaw (#RHOA) who posed for a pic with Derek J and Lisa Bonner…

NBAF 17th Annual Fine Art + Fashion Benefit

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NBAF 17th Annual Fine Art + Fashion Benefit

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as well as Miss Quad (Married To Medicine) Tameka Foster Raymond (Author, Entrepreneur), Angela Watts ( 10 Squared Agency founder and creative director), Cristyl Kimbrough

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