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Bethann Hardison

Between The Catwalk And The Consumer: Fashion’s Growing Diversity Gap

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.13.2015 | Style

LONDON, United Kingdom — Bethann Hardison remembers the days when, before every New York Fashion Week, “Casting directors would send out notices t...

Bethann Hardison On Fashion Diversity, 'I've Gotta Keep Calling People Out'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Style

Bethann Hardison, renowned fashion activist and former model, is the authority when it comes to diversity within the fashion industry. Hardison hosted...

Watch This Fashion Icon Strip Down And Reveal Her Greatest Accomplishment

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Style

The mission of StyleLikeU's captivating video series, "The What's Underneath Project," is to honor how style isn't simply about the clothes you wear. ...

Bethann Hardison Explains Why Her Fashion Activism Was Not Chosen

Melissa Henderson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Style
Melissa Henderson

Bethann Hardison 's activism started way before she penned a few letters in 2013 to companies apart of the fashion industry calling out how mainstream designers' lack of diversity on the runway is an "act of racism."

Diane Von Furstenberg Pens Powerful Letter To Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Style

New York Fashion Week is days away and if it's up to Diane von Furstenberg, we'll be seeing a lot more diversity when it comes to the models who will ...

LOOK: Fashion Icon Celebrated At Fab Dance Party

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices

The 2014 Council of the Fashion Designers of America Awards (aka the Fashion Oscars) are tonight, but one of its biggest honorees celebrated early. ...

WATCH: Tyson Beckford Calls Fashion 'The Most Racist Business'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

Male supermodels Tyson Beckford and Marcus Schenkenberg stopped by HuffPost Live on Thursday to chat about their participation in the first-ever Super...

More Praise For Bethann Hardison | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices

Bethann Hardison, the fashion industry gadfly, has adopted a slogan: “Activism needs to remain active.” Her cause is the lack of diversity on ...

Black Fashion Notables Earn Major Recognition

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

The nominees and honorees for the 2014 CFDA Awards have been announced, and we're thrilled to see some of our favorite black fashion notables were inc...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Black Fashion Designers Need Help Too

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

From black fashion designers to everyday people dealing with identity politics, the fight goes on.

The Runway Diversity Numbers Are In...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Black Voices

Although we're pleased with many of the trends sent down the New York Fashion Week runways, we wish model diversity was one of them. The folks ove...

Fashion Activist Combats Runway Racism In New Letter

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Black Voices

When New York Fashion Week kicks off on Thursday, many commentators will be watching the runways closely -- not just to see which collections will be ...

UPDATE: Editor Apologizes For Controversial Photo

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Buro 24/7 editor, Miroslava Duma, issued a statement about the controversial image on her Instagram page: Dasha Zhukova has also resp...

The Numbers Are In: Are Black Models On The Rise?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

Since 2008, has conducted a racial diversity report based on the New York Fashion Week runways. Season after season, the site's eagle-eyed...

Fashion Bigwigs Will Discuss Industry's Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is not taking Bethann Hardison and The Diversity Coalition's accusations of racism lightly. The...

WATCH: Iman Says Fashion's Race Problem Is Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Black Voices

If the Diversity Coalition’s open letter accusing specific fashion designers of racism on the runway isn’t enough to get the industry’s attentio...

Julee Wilson

Fashion Designers Accused Of Racism | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.06.2013 | Black Voices

The moment has arrived -- Bethann Hardison has finally launched her attack against fashion's glaring diversity problem. The fashion insider-cum-activi...

Robin Givhan Weighs In On 'Fashion's Blind Spot'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Black Voices

Fashion Week officially starts Thursday and while we're looking forward to the shows, our anticipation is riding high as we wait to see what Bethann H...

Julee Wilson

Should We Boycott The Fashion Industry? | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Black Voices

Has outrage over the lack of diversity and racial insensitivity within the fashion industry reached its peak? If not, Thursday's New York Times articl...

Supermodels and True Beauty: A Conversation With Timothy Greenfield-Sanders of HBO's 'About Face'

Govindini Murty | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

Was the rise of the supermodel a sign of female empowerment or female objectification?

Julee Wilson

Film On Iconic Black Models In The Works | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

It's been almost 40 years since the legendary Versailles models of 1973 shocked the world with their style and beauty--and put American fashion on the...

Robin Givhan Lands Book Deal On The Versailles Models Of 1973

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices

It was just this week that The Versailles Models of 1973 were honored at the 2011 HuffPost Game Changers Awards for their role in the history-making "...

The Versailles Models of 1973 Honored At HuffPost Game Changers Awards

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices

The 2011 Huffington Post Game Changers Awards were held last night at the Skylight Soho in New York. The evening honored those making an impact in the...