This past year has been — on a rhetorical level, at least — a significant one for racial diversity in the fashion industry. Fed up with a long-standing, egregious tradition of whitewashing in the industry, Bethann Hardison launched the Balance Diversity campaign in September, which "named and shamed" designers who only use white models. Fashion insiders rallied behind her; six months later, she was awarded the prestigious CFDA Founder's award for her work.
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