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…

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