Hayley Hasselhoff Seems Pretty Cool With Being a 'Plus-Size' Model

Another "plus-size" model has weighed in regarding the label and its merits. This time it's Hayley Hasselhoff (yes, daughter of David; she also appeared on the short-lived-but-excellent ABC Family show Huge) and she's actually pretty cool with the label. » 2/25/14 6:30pm 2/25/14 6:30pm

New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk

The conversation in the fashion world about diversity has been amped up over the past few seasons, but unfortunately, designers haven't really broadened their minds about what faces to cast — there hasn't been a drastic difference on the runways. » 2/14/14 6:12pm 2/14/14 6:12pm

It Just Got a Lot Harder for Designers to Use Underage Models

Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that categorizes fashion models under the age of 18 as "child performers." This could have an impact on how designers hire models when fashion week rolls around again in February. » 10/22/13 5:30pm 10/22/13 5:30pm

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

Dior's Couture Show Included Six Black Models (Finally)

For the first time since Raf Simons took over the design duties at Christian Dior, the brand has hired black models for its runway show. Six black models were cast in today's Dior couture show, one of the most highly anticipated fashion shows of the season. » 7/01/13 6:30pm 7/01/13 6:30pm

Prada Cast a Black Campaign Model for the First Time in 19 Years

Christy Turlington's inclusion in this fall's Prada campaign is the main focus of Women's Wear Daily's story on the new ads — but forgive us if we think the venerable trade is guilty in this instance of burying the lede. The real news here is that, for the first time since the fall of 1994, there's a black face of… » 6/28/13 4:00pm 6/28/13 4:00pm

How One Model Has Been the Unpaid Face of Sally Hansen for 7 Years

Model Marina Asenova says she became the face of Sally Hansen when her former agency, MC2, struck a deal with the company and kept it from her. And now she's going after Sally Hansen's parent company, the beauty giant Coty, for looking the other way. » 6/26/13 5:30pm 6/26/13 5:30pm

Tyra Banks Wore Epic Sweats to Visit a Marijuana Dispensary

Now we know where she gets that smize. Tyra Banks and an unidentified man stopped by a marijuana dispensary in Venice Beach — where that kind of thing is legal — this Saturday. Banks emerged carrying a small paper bag of something. But more importantly, those sweats! Look at them! They have a jaunty bamboo print! I… » 6/17/13 6:30pm 6/17/13 6:30pm

These Three Male Models Prove Zoolander Was a Documentary

Today's Women's Wear Daily offers an exciting glimpse into the agency-indebted, Champagne-fueled, studio-in-East-Midtown glamourous life of male modeling in New York City. Male modeling is just like female modeling, only the paychecks are smaller, your dad doesn't respect it, and the brass ring is a non-paying job with … » 6/07/13 7:15pm 6/07/13 7:15pm