The Black Dress Team

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Professor Adrienne Jones, Founder/Chief Creative Officer of Black Dress, is tenured faculty in the Fashion Design Department at Pratt Institute. With over 30 years as a designer, pattern-maker, stylist and consultant, Professor Jones is also a painter and photographer.






Rachelle Etienne-Robinson, is the Creative Director for Black Dress.  Mrs Etienne-Robinson is a grants administrator and founder/designer of ChezChelle Designs.  She earned her BFA in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute.





Walter Greene, serves as the Fashion Consultant for the Black Dress Exhibit. As a fashion editor/writer/author, Walter currently writes for the popular fashion blog site; His editorials appear in MoDA Magazine and MBO Magazine. For over five years he's shaped the fashion and beauty content for Profiles98 Magazine as Fashion Editorial Director. He's formerly held fashion editor positions at Odyssey Couleur and Sister 2 Sister Magazines, and contributed regularly to national and international publications like: Black Enterprise, Bazaar Taiwan, Details, The Ninth Hole Golf Magazine, For the Bride, The Financial Post (Canada) EM-Ebony Man, Visions In Black (London), Suburban Style, Model Magazine, Panache (Canada), Unfold and Black Elegance to name a few.  





Blumlein Associates, Inc. serves as the exhibition designers for Black Dress.  BAI was established in 1983 by Fred Blumlein, whose varied career in the industrial, graphic, and environmental-design disciplines led him to create BAI.  In 2009, Chris Leonardi and Claudia Castro joined forces to become the new owners of BAI.  Their goals are; be passionate about what we do, strive to find the best solution for the task at hand, be professional in how we conduct ourselves, and financially responsible to our clients — all while having fun.  BAI's trademark of their work — inspiration, joy and function.


Black Dress is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts