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Anna Wintour is one of the most powerful and influential people in the fashion industry, and that might be because (believe it or not) she’s done a lot for Black people.
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.
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.
We wrote last week how much we think everyone in the fashion industry — and a healthy share of people outside of it — should see “Picture Me,” Sara Ziff’s documentary about what it’s really like to be a model. During New York Fashion Week, Ziff went backstage for The Cut to talk with models and industry about issues from how young models are when they start working to how much or how little they’re allowed to eat.