The widow of the late founder of Johnson Publishing Company, John Johnson, has died.
Chicago (WiredPRNews.com) – The director and producer of the renowned Ebony Fashion Fair, Eunice Johnson, has died. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Johnson passed away Sunday from renal failure at the age of 93.
Johnson was married to the late John Johnson, founder of Johnson Publishing Company, which produces popular magazines aimed at African American audiences, Ebony and Jet. Eunice Johnson began orchestrating the Ebony Fashion Fair in 1961. The couple also developed Fashion Fair Cosmetics.
Johnson Publishing is quoted as stating of Johnson, “Mrs. Johnson has always been a woman ahead of her time… Mrs. Johnson made a tremendous impact on the fashion industry, showcasing the best in style on African-American models of various shapes, sizes and skin tones.”
The company is further quoted as stating, “Mrs. Johnson will be sincerely missed, and her life and work will continue to be defined by her contributions to the world of fashion and design for years to come.”
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