Not Much Has Changed: The Faces In September Ladymags Are Overwhelmingly WhiteNothing quite says "It's August" like sifting through the pounds and pounds of perfume-scented and white-washed pages from the September issues of the major women's magazines. Sure, Italian Vogue came out with an "All Black" issue in July, but even that success probably won't motivate the editors of American women's magazines into showing a little diversity, especially if the September issues are any indication. After the jump, check out our roundup of the models of color in the ads and fashion spreads of the September ladymags, where, not surprisingly, Asian models are scarce, black models sell cleaning products, and Caucasians rule.(Models were counted as being "ambiguous/mixed race" if we weren't sure what race they are (like the Kate Spade ads where the model was covered up), they were obviously of mixed race (Kimora Lee Simmons—still starring in her own ads!), or a non-European Hispanic woman.)

Here are the results:

Lucky: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 2 (2 celebrity/non-models) • Total Black models: 16 (4 celebrity/non-models) • Total White models: 109 (11 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 16 (4 celebrity/non-models)

TOTAL MODELS: 143 TOTAL ADS: 151

Fashion Spreads: • Total Black models: 0 • Total White models: 5 • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 1

TOTAL MODELS: 6 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 3 Cosmopolitan: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 0 • Total Black models: 15 (7 celebrity/non-models) • Total White models: 80 (12 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 9 (2 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 104 TOTAL ADS: 109 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 0 • Total Black models: 0 • Total White models: 2 (1 celebrity/non-model) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 0 TOTAL MODELS: 2 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 2 Glamour: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 2 (1 celebrity/non-model) • Total Black models: 14 (4 celebrity/non-models) • Total White models: 91 (12 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 10 (2 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 117 TOTAL ADS: 115 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 0 • Total Black models: 0 • Total White models: 4 (2 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 1 TOTAL MODELS: 5 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 4 Allure: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 0 • Total Black models: 15 (3 celebrity/non-models) • Total White models: 69 (9 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 12 (3 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 96 TOTAL ADS: 81 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 0 • Total Black models: 0 • Total White models: 4 • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 1 TOTAL MODELS: 5 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 5 Teen Vogue: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 3 • Total Black models: 14 (4 celebrity/non-models) • Total White models: 83 (13 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 7 (3 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 74 TOTAL ADS: 94 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 1 • Total Black models: 0 • Total White models: 2 • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 1 (1 celebrity/non-model) TOTAL MODELS: 4 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 4 Marie Claire: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 3 (1 celebrity/non-model) • Total Black models: 8 (1 celebrity/non-model) • Total White models: 70 (7 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 13 (7 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 94 TOTAL ADS: 102 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 0 • Total Black models: 0 • Total White models: 3 • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 1 (1 celebrity/non-model) TOTAL MODELS: 4 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 5 Harper's Bazaar: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 3 (1 celebrity/non-model) • Total Black models: 6 (1 celebrity/ non-model) • Total White models: 140 (13 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 14 (5 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 163 TOTAL ADS: 152 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 2 • Total Black models: 3 • Total White models: 14 • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 0 TOTAL MODELS: 19 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 12 Elle: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 4 • Total Black models: 14 (6 celebrity/non-models) • Total White models: 187 (12 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 16 (4 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 221 TOTAL ADS: 205 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 0 • Total Black models: 1 • Total White models: 9 (2 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 1 (1 celebrity/non-model) TOTAL MODELS: 11 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 9 Vogue: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 7 (2 celebrity/non-models) • Total Black models: 9 (1 celebrity/non-model) • Total White models: 236 (14 celebrity non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 9 (3 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 261 TOTAL ADS: 214 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 0 • Total Black models: 0 • Total White models: 9 (1 celebrity/non-model) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 0 TOTAL MODELS: 9 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 7 Overall Totals: Advertisements: • Total Asian models: 24 (7 celebrity/non-models) • Total Black models: 111 (31 celebrity/non-models) • Total White models: 1,065 (93 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 106 (33 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 1,273 TOTAL ADS: 1,223 Fashion Spreads: • Total Asian models: 3 • Total Black models: 4 • Total White models: 38 (6 celebrity/non-models) • Total ambiguous race/mixed race models: 6 (3 celebrity/non-models) TOTAL MODELS: 65 TOTAL FASHION SPREADS: 51 This means that in advertising, out of 1,273 ads, if 24 Asian models were used, that is 1.8% Asian. And 111 black models might seem like a lot, but that's actually 8.7% black. 1,065 white models out of 1,273 ads means the ads were 83% white. As for the fashion spreads, 3 Asian models out of 65 means 4.6% Asian representation. And despite the efforts of Bazaar, the models were only 6% black. Related: Italian Vogue's Black Issue: A Guided Tour [Jezebel] Fashion Week Runways Are Almost A Total Whitewash [Jezebel]