Willie Otey Kay, shown in a 1981 photograph, kept her dress form in her living room at her house on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh. Willie Otey Kay gowns were often passed down to daughters and granddaughters.
Willie Otey Kay, shown in a 1981 photograph, kept her dress form in her living room at her house on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh. Willie Otey Kay gowns were often passed down to daughters and granddaughters. John Rottet News & Observer File Photo
Willie Otey Kay, shown in a 1981 photograph, kept her dress form in her living room at her house on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh. Willie Otey Kay gowns were often passed down to daughters and granddaughters. John Rottet News & Observer File Photo

Willie Otey Kay was queen of Raleigh fashion for decades

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History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.