Models Rally Behind the Cause of Fashion Diversity

Perhaps they've been fired up by the continually low numbers of non-white faces presented during this past New York Fashion Week, but models are particularly vocal right now about the lack of diversity in the fashion world. The latest is Jourdan Dunn, who told The Guardian that it's "lazy" for fashion editors to say that … » 9/20/13 1:00pm 9/20/13 1:00pm

Dior, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, YSL: Who's the Most Diverse?

We've written a lot over the years about the racial diversity of the American fashion industry — and particularly the diversity of the models cast to walk in New York fashion week — but less about the biggest brands headquartered in fashion's other three global centers: Paris, London, and Milan. With couture week… » 7/03/13 5:40pm 7/03/13 5:40pm

See Vogue Italia's First Black Cover Model In Four Years

Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls made the cover of Vogue Italia, which she called evidence that "dreams do come true" on Twitter. Smalls was the top black model at New York fashion week this season, and is the current face of Chanel. The cover editorial, which the magazine has been hyping with animated GIFs, looks like a… » 2/27/12 2:20pm 2/27/12 2:20pm

New York Fashion Week Is the Most Diverse in Ages

Every season, we cover New York fashion week — the clothes, the money, the parties, the putative "trends." But we also cover the racial makeup of the casts of models high-profile brands select to walk in their fashion shows. » 2/17/12 6:49pm 2/17/12 6:49pm

The Latest Blackface Fashion Shoot Is Extra-Tasteful

The October issue of the fashion magazine Numéro features an editorial spread in which French model and Estée Lauder face Constance Jablonski poses in a brown Afro wig and dark makeup with this season's second-hottest accessory: a black baby. » 9/28/10 3:40pm 9/28/10 3:40pm