Jason Jules and Graham Marsh’s Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style chronicles the re-contextualization of traditional “Ivy” style by Black intellectuals in mid-century America, illustrating fashion’s power to subvert, empower, and express the inexpressible. From Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. to James Baldwin and Miles Davis, the visionaries at the forefront of the Black Ivy era helped America reconsider its own aesthetic customs, proving that fashion is an ongoing and dynamic sociological dialogue - and that simply donning an Oxford shirt could, in the right context, constitute a radical act.
Hardcover. Published on December 7th, 2021. Written by James Jules.