Modeling Matriarch Continues To Demand Diversity On The Runways

Last night, five months following her first event about the lack of diversity in fashion, model-agency owner Bethann Hardison held a similar gathering with the stated goal of examining why models of color are in such short supply on the fashion industry's runways and magazine editorials. (The attention to the issue… » 1/24/08 12:00pm 1/24/08 12:00pm

Black Fashion Industry Insiders Ask: Where Are The Black Models?

Now that fashion week is over, today's WWD poses a question: Where were the black models? "Everyone is always talking about the weight issue," photographer and America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker says. "I think they should be talking about race." Barker says that the celebrity designers — not the ready-to-wear or… » 9/17/07 10:30am 9/17/07 10:30am