How Is Israel's Ban on Underweight Models Working Out?

The latest episode of Vice's excellent Fashion Week Internationale series sees host Charlet Duboc head to Israel for Tel Aviv fashion week. While there, Duboc talks with industry professionals and Israeli government about the country's new law mandating that models have a BMI of 18.5 or more in order to work. The law… » 12/21/12 6:00pm 12/21/12 6:00pm

The Dior Show Closed With Karlie Kloss's Naked Ass

The spring Christian Dior collection walked in Paris earlier today. Dior still has not replaced fired creative director John Galliano, who lost his job after being arrested for hurling racial abuse at a couple in a Paris café six months ago, so studio head Bill Gaytten took the bow at the show's conclusion. Karolina… » 9/30/11 2:20pm 9/30/11 2:20pm

Another Underage Model Breaks The Rules, Slips On To The Catwalk

The top international modeling agency Women has copped to an oopsie: its most promising new face of the season, a girl by the name of Valerija Sestic who has already walked for 16 of the biggest designers at New York fashion week, is underage. In a season when all modeling agencies made a pledge not to put girls under… » 9/23/11 4:30pm 9/23/11 4:30pm

Fashion Week Diversity By The Numbers

In September of 2007, it was reported that of all the 101 shows that took place during New York fashion week, one third employed zero models of color. Since then, we've tried to track diversity on the runway every season. » 9/24/10 2:47pm 9/24/10 2:47pm

Post Critic Sees 85%-White Fashion Week As Example Of Progress

"The fashion industry sent a commendably eclectic array of models down the New York runways this month. The women were more diverse in ethnicity, age and size," writes Robin Givhan. She must have watched a different season than we did. » 3/01/10 3:30pm 3/01/10 3:30pm

Fewer Models Of Color Work New York's Fashion Runways

After tracking diversity on the runways for several seasons, we took off last September because we thought the fashion industry was finally coming to its senses. Models of color were getting booked! How disappointing, then, to tally this season's numbers. » 2/22/10 11:00am 2/22/10 11:00am

Fashion Weak

Editorial assistant Maria tallied up the models of color at Paris Fashion Week, and, much like New York, London and Milan, the runways were pretty white. Here are how some of the most influential designers cast their shows: Ann Demeulemeester: 29 models, all white. Balenciaga: 34 models; 2 dark-haired Spaniards, zero… » 3/05/08 3:30pm 3/05/08 3:30pm

Model Behavior

This season, what the fashion runways lack in diversity, they make up for in severely underweight young women. "I think it's gotten worse," Elle fashion director and Project Ruway judge Nina Garcia tells The Wall Street Journal. "In the fashion industry, the models are getting thinner and thinner, yet as a culture, we're… » 2/28/08 6:40pm 2/28/08 6:40pm

On The Runways Of Milan, Color Just Wasn't Considered Chic

We've been continuing to count models of color as the fall 2008 designer collections are shown around the globe, and although things were not good in New York and London, Milan was the worst so far. The runways were overwhelmingly white. (That's the Gucci lineup, at left.) Our own Maria-Mercedes Lara ran the numbers:… » 2/25/08 2:30pm 2/25/08 2:30pm