A’Lelia Walker’s Paisley Coat featured in “Notorious and Notable Women”

In 2010 the Museum of the City of New York included the late 1920s beaded paisley coat of A’Lelia Walker, Madam C. J. Walker’s daughter, with the clothing of other iconic New York women in its “Notorious and Notable Women” exhibit.

A'Lelia Walker's fur-collared paisley coat circa 1927

 

When I interviewed writer and artist Richard Bruce Nugent during the early 1980s for my book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, he remembered A’Lelia Walker wearing the coat. It was the first time, he told me, he had ever seen anyone dressed in paisley.

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About A'Lelia Bundles

A'Lelia Bundles is an author, journalist, public speaker and president of the Madam Walker/A'Lelia Walker Family Archives. Her book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, was a NY Times Notable Book. For more information visit www.aleliabundles.com
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2 Responses to A’Lelia Walker’s Paisley Coat featured in “Notorious and Notable Women”

  1. Styln says:

    Soooo special and very beautiful. A’Lelia Walker was a style icon, I love it!

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