On The Runways Of Milan, Color Just Wasn't Considered ChicDodai Stewart2/25/08 2:30pmFiled to: fashion weakChanel ImanConsumeristFendigettyGucciMilanPradablack modelsdiversity watchFashion WeekGawkerjourdan dunn75EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe've been continuing to count models of color as the fall 2008 designer collections are shown around the globe, and although things were not good in New York and London, Milan was the worst so far. The runways were overwhelmingly white. (That's the Gucci lineup, at left.) Our own Maria-Mercedes Lara ran the numbers: Of thirty-seven runway shows, there 1,084 opportunities to send out a model. Asian models walked 28 times, Latina models walked 17 times, and black models walked 14 times. Keep in mind we're counting instances of models on a runway and not the models themselves; Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman, for example, were in more than one show. What's really interesting is how many shows by big-name Italian designers had absolutely zero diversity. (Keep that in mind the next time you consider buying a Fendi purse or anything by Jil Sander!) Some examples, and percentage breakdowns, after the jump.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.