Throughout American history we have learned that many of our basic comforts were thought of, created, developed, and perfected by Afro-American men and women that believed in the power of possibility. These individuals had God-given natural talents of strength, perseverance, and tenacity. These very same people provide us with the strongest shoulders to support the dreams and aspirations of our leaders of today and tomorrow. It is not what we have done in our past that brings to the present but what will do in the present that will protect our future. And for that reason, I would like to pay tribute to Iconic Figures paved-the-way in the fashion industry: Stephen Burrows, Andre Leon Talley and Donyale Luna.