Lois K. Alexander-Lane, American, 1916 - 2007 Search this
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007 Search this
National Association of Milliners, Dressmakers and Tailors Inc., American, founded 1969 Search this
Harlem Fashion Institute, American, 1966 - 1994 Search this
Duration (2016.129.3.1a): 57.5 minutes
Duration (2016.129.3.2a): 56.3 minutes
digital media - born digital
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
July 11, 2016
The oral history consists of 2016.129.3.1a and 2016.129.3.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
Joyce Bailey was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. Ms. Bailey donated the entire collection and archives of the Black Fashion Museum after her mother's, Lois K. Alexander Lane, passing to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
During this interview, Joyce Bailey discusses her mother, Lois K. Alexander Lane’s life and work in the fashion industry. In addition to the Black Fashion Museum, Lois K. Alexander Lane also founded the National Association of Milliners, Dressmakers and Tailors, the Harlem Institute of Fashion and two custom wear boutiques (The Needle Nook of Washington, DC and Lois K. Alexander & Co. in New York City).