Honoring Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross,
Patti LaBelle, Melba Moore & Gladys
Knight for June’s Black Music Month
What becomes a legend created for a lifetime of deserved distinction? In a society where labels are more characteristic for their pop culture appeal than their mainstream credibility, June delineates the authenticity of Black Music Month with an assemblage of iconic legends whose indelible imprints are ageless, matchless, and above all, timeless.
For all their grandeur, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Melba Moore and Gladys Knight personify a collective example of what becomes a legend through their mastery of song, style and sophistication. Undeniably, these legends’ cosmopolitan styles inextricably define their artistry and showmanship, from the high-glamourous couture gowns to the exotic, flamboyant costumes they don both on and o? the performance stage. This intersection of fashion and musicality resonates favorably with worldwide audiences that are captivated by their stylish versatility from the innovation and creative designs of Oscar de la Renta, Bob Mackie, Badgley Mischka, Yves St. Laurent, Zang Toi, and Valentino, among others.
Their combined fierceness and flavor in music and fashion made them forerunners of today’s contemporary pop, R&B, hip hop, and soul singers. Without Dionne, Diana, Patti, Melba and Gladys, there wouldn’t exist the contributions of such performers as Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, and Janelle Monae to herald the landscapes of fashion and music from concert halls to designer houses.
These living legends are the original symbols of Black excellence and they continue to rule in classic diva-dom.