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… » 9/20/13 1:00pm 9/20/13 1:00pm

Jourdan Dunn Suggests That Some Designers Think Diversity Is a Trend

Racism on the Fashion Week runway is well-documented, and even though NYFW 2012 was the most diverse in ages, some shows still displayed a glaring lack of diversity. It’s a problem that everyone in and around the industry is (or should be by now) hyper-aware of. Maybe awareness is being raised, but, at the same… » 9/08/13 3:30pm 9/08/13 3:30pm

Tyra Banks Is Now A New York Times Best-Selling Author

Tyra Banks' YA novel Modelland just débuted at number 2 on the New York Times' best-seller list, children's chapter books section. You can read an excerpt — this is the story with the protagonist named Tookie De La Creme, remember — here. [NewNowNext] » 10/10/11 12:55pm 10/10/11 12:55pm

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Jourdan Dunn: 'Some People' In Fashion Don't Know How To Handle Black…

Top model Jourdan Dunn Tweeted backstage from Paris fashion week that "some people need to learn how to do black hair/skin" — not exactly an uncommon complaint, or an unwarranted one. (Chanel Iman has in the past mentioned having to explain to hair stylists that they can't, say, just soak her hair and straighten it… » 10/04/11 3:20pm 10/04/11 3:20pm