Rick Owens Replaced Runway Models With a Step Dance Team

When fashion does "subversive," it tends to faux-subvert industry norms within a very unoriginal arena, while mostly upholding industry (very thin, mostly white) norms. "Subversive" fashion is ugly clothing and ugly makeup on very thin, mostly white models; "subversive" fashion is making some kind of bizarre gender… » 9/26/13 7:00pm 9/26/13 7:00pm

World's Top Fashion Weeks Nearly 90% White

Kate Rushing, a contributor to StyleMinutes, a Web site devoted to fashion which also tracks models' appearances in runway shows, compiled data on the racial diversity of the big four fashion weeks. And in the season just ended, nearly nine out of ten models booked at New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks… » 3/12/13 4:10pm 3/12/13 4:10pm

Exclusive: New York Fashion Week Was The Whitest In Years

We can report that the just ended New York fashion week featured the least racially diverse cast of models since 2008. New York fashion week featured 137 designer runway shows and presentations, and 5,269 different fall outfits were presented to the world's retailers and press. Of those 5,269 looks, 4,468 — an… » 2/28/11 4:45pm 2/28/11 4:45pm

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…