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New York Fashion Week: Kerby Jean-Raymond schools fashion fans

If the line wrapped around the block outside Kings Theatre in the designer’s home neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn, was any indication, Kerby Jean-Raymond’s Pyer Moss show was the hottest ticket at Fashion Week. Where the newly CFDA-appointed board member and Reebok artistic director goes, the industry follows. His latest collection, “American, Also; Lesson 3,” named “Sister,” continued his thesis of bringing forward erased stories of black people’s contributions to popular American culture. This installment paid homage to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the black woman credited with inventing rock ’n’ roll. The models – some of whom were cast through Instagram – made their way down the runway against the backdrop of ...