The man above: American or European? I think many of us would automatically answer European. The stereotypical #representation of a European man is well-dressed and well-groomed, after all, and often with a great taste in shoes. Frank makes an interesting point in his piece when he says that unlike with womenswear, when it came to menswear, "the question with which the industry was faced was far more basic: should or should they not welcome the very institution of fashion itself..."
Grace Jones - one and only <3 - to me, she epitomizes a truly proud black woman, didn't get "lighter" every year, never conformed to the industry's perception of beauty, and stood out from the rest as a true eccentric. Now THIS is a DIVA!