On Thursday, Refinery29 published an article announcing that Olivier Rousteing, the head of Balmain, “isn’t just paying lip service” to diversity in fashion. How do we know? Well, Balmain now has three CGI models, two of which are not white. I would like to point out that all of them are not human.
“It was never my dream to be a model,” Jocelyn Corona said when she visited the Jezebel studio last week. “It was more like to be like a Miss Universe... I was always thinking that I was too big to be a model, so I was never even thinking of the possibility to become one.”
Industry standards expect models changing backstage at a fashion show to just to take off their clothes, in front of complete strangers, and get out on the runway as quickly as possible. But as the fashion industry begins to look at its accepted practices with a more critical eye in light of #MeToo, the CFDA and the…
Carolyn Kramer retired from working as a modeling agent in the fashion world in 2004. After the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October, Kramer was contacted by a former model, who told her she’d been raped at 16 by a photographer Kramer sent her to see. He is still working.
A wise woman (Rihanna) once told the Cut that having a fluctuating body type is fun because you can dress it in different clothes:
British model Edie Campbell has written an open-letter for Women’s Wear Daily on model abuse in the fashion industry, speaking out against the ways the fashion industry has normalized sexual abuse for the sake of “artistic genius.”
Russian authorities are currently investigating the death of Vlada Dzyuba, a 14-year-old model who died in China during a three-month assignment.
For anyone not immersed in the world of #sponcon, the power of Instagram celebrities to sell trends is not a well understood phenomenon. The Guardian interviewed a bevy of young women making their living with selfies and social media, and it seems terrifying from both their perspective and ours.
In the days after Hollywood began to reckon with the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, women in different industries came out with their own stories of sexual harassment and assault. Model Cameron Russell helped add to that group’s startling numbers when she posted a screenshot on Instagram of an anonymous model’s…
Were you one of the tens of fans waiting with bated breath for Bella Hadid’s takes on Nikes and under what conditions it will be “quiet” if “homeboy comes through”? Well, the wait’s over.
In 2009, France’s lawmakers proposed that images in which a model has been photoshopped be labeled. Now, in 2017, that law is going into effect.
Gigi Hadid has a bad runway walk.
As we coast into another fashion month, the luster of glamour feels duller than usual, and it’s not just thanks to the past year and change of handwringing reports and think pieces about the State of the Future of Fashion Week.
Have you ever wondered how Donatella Versace would interpret the very clear lyrics to Bruno Mars’s song about sexin’, “Versace on the Floor?”
Ashley Graham, known for being one of the more famous plus-size models, has given a pretty candid interview about her industry experiences in New York magazine. And one of those experiences includes having to stay at home for the 2016 Met Gala because she had nothing to wear.
Everyone’s favorite gap-toothed model Lindsey Wixson (sorry Lara Stone and Georgia Jagger) is retiring at the ripe ol’ age of 23.
On Monday, casting director James Scully posted some scathing commentary on Instagram addressing the alleged mistreatment of models by casting agents Maida Gregori Boina and Rami Fernandes, who were working for Balenciaga. Scully’s Instagram called them “serial abusers” for allegedly making models wait in a darkened…
In a critical, if protracted, move towards representation, French Vogue has featured transgender model Valentina Sampaio on the cover of its March issue. A native of Brazil, Sampaio is the first transgender person to appear on the magazine’s cover.
In 1993, a young model named Melanija Knavs was working in her native Slovenia, dreaming big. Her future soulmate was busy insulting Native American casino operators in breathtakingly racist testimony before a Congressional subcommittee. One day, they would fall in love and she would watch, beaming, as he careened…
Though Kanye West’s Spring 2017 Yeezy show was widely panned for the way it subjected street-casted models to hours of intense heat to the point of passing out, it still achieved the distinction of being the most racially diverse runway at all of fashion month. Ninety-seven percent of West’s cast was comprised of…