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9 Mind-Blowing Moments From The Yeezy Fashion Show

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Home

The first day of New York Fashion Week started off with bang thanks to Kanye West's highly anticipated Yeezy Season 3 show held at Madison Square Gard...

Alek Wek On Her Journey From Refugee To Supermodel

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Home

South Sudan is a dangerous place, especially for children today. When South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek visited HuffPost Live, she talked about h...

Lupita's Time to Shine

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 05.04.2014 | Home
Rutendo Nyamuda

Judging from this year's awards season, and every other one really, it's clear that the lack of diversity is still a major issue. The fight, however, is on so many levels.

Trends in Resort Wear: The Mysterious Kaftan

Nova Lorraine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Nova Lorraine

What is the allure? Exotic, sensual and a definite must have! If you are fashionably minded, then the effortlessness of a kaftan is the confidence and beauty every woman needs in paradise.

LOOK: Forbes Is Making Major Moves In Africa

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.22.2015 | Home

This October marks the second anniversary for Forbes Africa, and Forbes coupled the anniversary with the launch of two new magazines focusing on the c...

Dior FINALLY Casts Black Models!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Home

The whitewashing of the fashion industry isn't news. Black models are often refused jobs, ignored or replaced all together with white models in blackf...

WATCH: Refugee Turned Supermodel On First Time She Felt Fear

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.21.2013 | Home

South-Sudanese supermodel and UN Goodwill Ambassador Alek Wek joined HuffPost Live to share her story of being a refugee on the run to strutting down ...

Happy Birthday, Alek Wek!

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 04.16.2013 | Home

Alek Wek's road to stardom was anything but typical. The model, who was born in South Sudan, fled to Britain at the age of 14 shortly after a civil wa...

PHOTOS: Alek Wek Strikes A Pose For United Colors Of Benetton

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Home

United Colors of Benetton is just as well-known for its classic and colorful designs as it is for its diverse and thought-provoking ads. The inter...

Guess Who Has A Quote From President Roosevelt Tattooed On Their Arm

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home

Can you get them all?

Alek Wek's Dress Makes Us Swoon

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home

Orange has never looked this good.

PHOTOS: An All Black Model Runway Show Stuns During London Fashion Week

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home

While some noticed that black models were still significantly underrepresented during New York Fashion Week, it looks like the fashion shows going on ...

Model Alek Wek On Returning To South Sudan: 'I Am Always Saying Thank You'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home

Alek Wek isn't only one of the most beautiful supermodels today, she's also one of the most politically active. At 14 years old, Wek left her nati...

PHOTOS: Wendy Williams Gets Sultry For The American Ballet Theatre Gala

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home

Gone are the days when an evening at the ballet meant having to don a gorgeous floor-sweeping gown or dapper penguin-tailed tux. We miss all that pomp...

Alek Wek: Models Have It Wrong When It Comes To Food

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

The modeling industry's relationship with food is a fraught one, as we know all too well from recent crazy diet stories. By restricting food and cu...

Jessica Prois

Refugees From Six Decades Meet At First-Ever D.C. Congress | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home

When Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek was 14 years old, she left South Sudan in the heat of civil war. Her family, fleeing both rebel and government force...

Christina Ricci, Rachel Zoe & Alek Wek At The Whitney Art Party: Who Was Best-Dressed? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We have to hand it to the attendees at Wednesday night's Whitney Art Party presented by BCBGMAXAZRIA, which took place 82Mercer in New York. The looks...

Princeton Offers Class On Models' Memoirs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Some people think that models aren't so smart...but think again! Models like Alek Wek, Irina Pantaeva and Jillian Shanebrook are accomplished authors,...