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With an inspirational event thanks to a joint effort by Reverend Al Shapton and the National Action Network who held the 12th annual Triumph Awards early this week, New York City concluded the month of September on a high note. Hundreds gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Wednesday evening to honor national leaders in entertainment leveraging their platforms to advocate justice and equity across the country.

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This year, the award recipients included Emmy Award winner, actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph, Grammy Award-winning musician and academy awarded filmmaker Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson Will Packer as well as Fashion Bomb Daily‘s CEO and Founder, Claire Sulmers!

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In her ‘Triumphant Woman of the Year’ acceptance speech, Claire shared “While the fashion industry in the United States has made many positive strides for diversity and inclusion, the world has a ways to catch up. I can stand with my head held high on the frontlines and on the front row in Paris, knowing that I have the support of my community. May we continue to be, as former President Barack Obama once said about Reverend Al Sharpton, ‘a voice for the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden’.”

For this night to remember, Claire was dressed in black designers, including shoes by Jessica Rich, HOME by Areeayl earrings and Look 1 from Aisha McShaw‘s Spring-Summer 2023 collection entitled ‘The Evolution of Love’. The designer was also present at for the award ceremony.

Photo: Aisha McShaw and Claire Sulmers by Salvatore Ian DeMaio

We would like to thank NAN and Rev. Al Shapton for having Fashion Bomb Daily and Claire Sulmers during such a historical moment!

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