In honor of Black History Month and in light of the recent interest in African Americans in fashion -- from the Stephen Burrows retrospective in New York to the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit in Chicago and the new documentary Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution -- we talked to industry legends and insiders about their pioneering careers and the role of race in fashion today.

Invisible Beauty: The Legendary Fashion Industry Guru Bethann Hardison Explains Why Models All Look the Same These Days.

Keep On Dancing: The Magical Designs of Stephen Burrows.

Say It Loud: Fashion's Relationship With African Americans Continues to Be Complicated.

The Battle of Versailles.

Ebony Fashion Fair.