Prada Spring 2011: For The Lorax-Loving Dr. Seuss Enthusiast In You

If you like your fashion full of color and whimsy (looking at you, Mondo from Project Runway) then you'll dig the duds Prada showed in Milan today. Grab your favorite star-bellied Sneetch and check out the gallery! » 9/24/10 6:20pm 9/24/10 6:20pm

Pink Ladies

We now associate it with lady-mags and crap products, but pink was once the color of boys' clothing and battleships. Another fun fact: women supposedly like pink because it reminds us of female genitalia. [Slate, image: JeongMee Yoon] » 2/19/10 10:40am 2/19/10 10:40am

Pop Quiz!

Yale dropout-turned-model-turned-actress Joy Bryant has a column » 9/11/08 5:50pm 9/11/08 5:50pm on The Huffington Post in which she writes about a run-in with fashion racism: "It was the casting for a VERY famous designer. I was on line for at least an hour or so, which SUCKS but that's what you got to do, so you do it. I finally get to the room,…

Model Behaviors

Designer Tracy Reese is in a Wall Street Journal » 9/05/08 5:30pm 9/05/08 5:30pm discussing the lack of diversity on the runways. "I think young people… If they only see one idea of beauty, that gives them an awful self-image, it's like, 'The world doesn't accept me the way I am.'" She also says "I don't think we should deal in people like they're…

Will Diversity Be In Style During Fashion Week?

Fashion week kicks off tomorrow, and one thing we'll have our eye on is how many models of color make it on to the runways. New York's Daily News » 9/04/08 1:00pm 9/04/08 1:00pm is also wondering if the media attention on the lack of diversity will make an impact on this season's shows. Reporter Patrick Huguenin several designers, and some seem…

Double Takes

At right is the Beyoncé/L'Oreal ad as it appeared in most magazines; at left is how it appeared in Essence » 8/12/08 6:40pm 8/12/08 6:40pm. Did the ad people or publishers darken her skin for the magazine targeted at black women? a blogger at Young, Black & Fabulous: "Maybe the printing machines were just off." But over at , there's another theory…
Fashion industry types are thinking about the future now that the "all black" issue of Italian Vogue » 8/07/08 6:40pm 8/07/08 6:40pm is officially a "success," CNN. "All the agents were happy about the issue because it gives us hope that other people will catch on and decide that it's OK to use more black girls," says Carlos Ojeda, an agent at New…

Italian Vogue's "All Black" Issue: A Guided Tour

"While tech heads on Friday lined up at the Apple store to buy the latest iPhone, fashionistas evidently hurried to newsstands across New York City to get their hands on the July Italian Vogue featuring all black models," reports WWD. A Condé Nast spokeswoman says the company increased newsstand distribution of the… » 7/14/08 2:00pm 7/14/08 2:00pm

Will The July Issue Of Italian Vogue Solve The Black Models Problem?

Ever since we first heard about the "all-black" issue of Italian Vogue, we've been in a tizzy. The magazine has still not hit in New York, but we're making friends with all the dudes at the best newsstands, who are amused as we keep calling. ("What is in this July issue?" asked one vendor. "It's special," we replied.… » 6/30/08 12:00pm 6/30/08 12:00pm

Why Cast A Black Actress In Your Movie When You Can Get Mena Suvari In…

Today's Los Angeles Times has a story about Mena Suvari, who is starring in a new film, Stuck, by Stuart Gordon. She plays Brandi, a young woman who hits a homeless man with her car late one night, sending him right through the windshield. Brandi panics and drives home (with the guy still in her windshield) and tries… » 5/29/08 1:00pm 5/29/08 1:00pm

Color Blind

All black models look the same? Apparently Style.com editors think so! Fashionista's Britt Aboutaleb questions Style.com's ability to "tell the difference between Sasha P. and Gemma" but not between Chanel Iman (a Teen Vogue cover girl!) and Jourdan Dunn. Considering that Style.com is the "online home" of W and Vogue,… » 2/19/08 4:20pm 2/19/08 4:20pm

Martha Stewart: Equal-Opportunity Idiot

More proof that black people all look alike to rich, self-involved WASPs. Yesterday, The Office actress and celebrity-spawn Rashida Jones dropped by Martha Stewart's show for a crash-course in Mother's Day present-making. This morning, the fruits of Rashida's labor were revealed, as Martha proudly exhibited the… » 5/01/07 12:24pm 5/01/07 12:24pm