Everything Lady Mae (played by actress Lynn Whitfield) wears on Greenleaf be on point, especially those kimonos she’s been rocking this season.
Thanks to an article I read in Hello Beautiful, I now know who to credit….a Black male designer from Atlanta named Cedric Brown.
Brown shared with the site that it was Greenleaf star Lamman Rucker that helped him make the connection with the shows costume designer.
He saw the actor at one of his trunk shows and decided to approach him with an offer. “I asked, ‘If you shout me out on social media, can I give you one of my pieces to wear?’ He responded, ‘If I’m going to let somebody pimp me, it might as well be my own people.’ We both smiled.”
Rucker told Brown he wanted to purchase a couple of pieces to present to Greenleaf costume designer Johnetta Boone. Brown then sent her a direct message on social media telling her about the referral. “To my surprise, she responded and followed me back. A few weeks later, I met her and costume buyer Lisa Smedley. My persistence paid off.”… and as they say the rest is history!