"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. » 3/09/14 1:00pm 3/09/14 1:00pm

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

The Biggest Fashion Stories Of 2010

The fashion industry in 2010 was rocked by everything from untimely deaths to unlikely unionization efforts. Money, sexual harassment, suicide, and shocking resignations: here's what changed fashion this year. [NSFW] » 12/25/10 4:44pm 12/25/10 4:44pm

Vogue Editor Can't Be Racist, Says Vogue Editor

The Shopbop Redhead, Identified At Last

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. » 12/02/10 6:16pm 12/02/10 6:16pm

Model: Fashion Advertising As Orchestrated Theatre

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. » 1/15/09 4:00pm 1/15/09 4:00pm

Suicide And Abuse In Fashion's Top Echelon

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? » 1/14/09 5:20pm 1/14/09 5:20pm

In Which Tatiana Discovers That Fashion Week Is Kind Of Great

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. » 9/11/08 4:20pm 9/11/08 4:20pm

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What Part Of "In A Different City Every Week" Is Giving Away My…

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… » 7/29/08 2:00pm 7/29/08 2:00pm

Welcome To America, Models! Tatiana Can't Wait For The Extra…

Today we learned New York congressman and Huma Abedin BF Anthony Weiner had sponsored a bill to amend immigration laws to make it easier for foreign models to get H1-B visas. "The market is calling for foreign girls," said someone from Trump Model Management. "From Fashion Week to our vibrant publishing industry to… » 6/12/08 3:00pm 6/12/08 3:00pm