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We complain tirelessly about the lack of diversity in fashion. But could that lack be something we have to deal with because makeup artists and hair stylists don’t know what to do with models who aren’t white? Supermodel Jourdan Dunn seems to think that might be the case.
Race is and will likely continue to be a pretty touchy issue in the fashion industry, but there is a small spot of bright news to be thankful for: The number of non-white models on the runways at New York Fashion Week has increased, and trends indicate it will keep growing season after season.
Joan Smalls held court over the teensy David Yurman boutique on Madison Avenue for Fashion’s Night Out last night, where she told us what it’s like being one of the few super successful models of color in the business.
Fashion brands like to put a bunch of multicolored thin people in an ad campaign and then demand snaps for their open attitudes about diversity. But Uniqlo‘s fall campaign, which features celebrities and real (albeit famous and successful) people in a variety of ages and sizes, really tries to live up to its “Made For All” philosophy.
In the rat race of magazine subscriptions, single-copy sales and circulation, Italian Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani comes far from finishing first. But as The Washington Post‘s Robin Givhan found out, that doesn’t make her any less powerful than Anna Wintour or Carine Roitfeld. It also doesn’t stop her from using that power to make bold statements about society — and she doesn’t really care whether or not you like what she has to say.