For months, the French government has been moving to ban runway models who are unhealthily thin from the runway and ad campaigns, citing not just the toll on the models themselves but the influence they may have on young women. On Thursday, the legislation passed, and now all models will be required to provide medical…
25-year-old South Sudanese Ford model Nykhor Paul wrote a heated post on her Instagram on Monday criticizing makeup artists for their lack of preparedness when it comes to black skin tones.
"I find it weird when [model] agents say, 'You're the only black girl booked for the show. Isn't it great?' Why is it great?" — Jourdan Dunn, in an interview with The Telegraph. More at the link.
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.
Ever noticed the redhead model on Shopbop? The online retailers that help us all procrastinate away our horrible desk jobs use the same models over and over. Because retailers know we notice them. And because they sell.
I have a weakness for movies and television shows about the fashion industry, even if most of them are trashtastic ANTM-style dramas. Occasionally, one really blows my mind.
In the spring of 1996, Italian Vogue cover model Wallis Franken stepped from her kitchen windowsill and fell to her death on the cobblestones below. Was her husband, the volatile designer Claude Montana, involved?
I realize I use these column inches more often than not to write about the drawbacks of being a model — the situations and encounters that make me feel, as casting superagent James Scully said earlier this summer, "Like [a] greyhound we plan to shoot after a race." Today is a little different.
Don't hate Tatiana because she's beautiful.* It's summer and she, mere mortal like the rest of us, has invested an excruciating number of its precious hours in the courtship of a dude who turned out to be a total dick! And just in time for her agency to step in and remind her she is officially "fat" by the standards…