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Vogue Paris Features Its First Black Cover Model In 5 Years

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Style

We don't know if we should be happy or sad to share that Liya Kebede has landed the May 2015 cover of Vogue Paris, because it marks the first time in ...

This Video Is Funny But It Will Make You Think Seriously About Fashion Diversity

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Style

We're fully aware there is a lack of diversity within the fashion industry. There are hardly any black designers, the runway is almost completely whit...

Black Supermodel Wants To 'Ignore' Fashion's Racism Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

Malaika Firth is one of the few black models that have experienced soaring success in fashion -- an industry that is notorious for its lack of diversi...

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 ...

2015 Is Shaping Up To Be The Best Year In Campaigns Ever

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Style

2015 is shaping up to be the year of brilliant ad campaigns. First, of course, there was Joan Didion for Céline, followed immediately by Joni MItc...

Naomi And Jourdan Land Major Campaign

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Black Voices

Burberry definitely knows how to put together a supermodel dream team and are proving it yet again in its newest campaign. After tapping Kate Moss...

Why The Ashish Runway Show Is Much More Than A Kimye Sweatshirt

Dana Oliver | Posted 11.17.2014 | Style
Dana Oliver

As one of the very few black women working in this field, it pains me to see how little we are represented on the catwalk, front row and backstage.

'I've Learned To Love What Makes Me Me'

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.11.2014 | Style

It's not hard to spot Nikia Phoenix in a magazine spread or on the runway. The model has a look that you just can't forget thanks to her stunning frec...

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. ...

Is THIS America's Next Black Supermodel?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices

When we spotted Riley Montana alongside Erykah Badu in Givenchy's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, we thought: where did this brown beauty come from? The ...

South Sudanese Models Pose For Powerful Project

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2014 | Black Voices

At first glance Mike Mellia's portraits of top models Nykhor Paul, Ajak Deng, Ataui Deng and Eligha Ojoko are stunning portraits of the African beauti...

Joy Bryant Launches Unexpected Clothing Line

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

Joy Bryant is adding her name to a growing list of models getting into the fashion design game. While we're still flipping over the fact that supermod...

Chanel Iman: 'Things Could Still Be A Lot More Diverse On The Runway'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Black Voices

Chanel Iman's rise to supermodel status is the stuff of legends. At only 15-years-old she walked in fashion shows for Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam and Proen...

Jourdan Dunn Sounds Off On Fashion Industry Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.08.2014 | Black Voices

We've been paying close attention to the lack of diversity within the fashion industry and while the number are getting better, it's not time to celeb...

Naomi Campbell's Anti-Aging Secret Is...

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style

Naomi Campbell visited HuffPost Live on Wednesday for like a hot second to promote the second season of Oxygen's reality series "The Face." The legend...

Fashion Icon Sizzles On Numéro Russia Cover

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

Since being named Numéro Russia magazine's editor-at-large almost a year ago, Andre Leon Talley has wasted no time putting his unique mark on the glo...

Naomi Campbell Heats Up The Runway At Philipp Plein

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

Naomi Campbell's days of tirelessly working the catwalk have long been over. These days the British bombshell is busy starring on "The Face," campaign...

Rick Owens Inspires Beautifully Diverse Editorial

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices

It's been nearly six months since Rick Owens' Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show took place in Paris, but we just can't stop talking about it -- and for ...

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 ...

Tyra Banks: 'I Didn't Think It Was Possible Because Of The Color Of My Skin'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

Tyra Banks' iconic red-and-pink polka dot bikini-clad Sports Illustrated cover in 1997 will always be our favorite. However, the famous image only sna...

Another Black Model Told: 'One Black Girl Is Enough'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

Tales of racism within the fashion are, sadly, never ending. From ridiculously insensitive editorials to the blatant whitewashing of runways -- and be...

More Black Models Land Major Fashion Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Black Voices

Well looky here ... more beautiful black models are making big moves by fronting major fashion brand campaigns this Spring/Summer 2014 season! We'r...

LOOK: Black Models Making Moves

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Hot on the heels of Balmain tapping Rihanna and Givenchy casting Erykah Badu along with a few other brown skinned beauties for their spring 2014 campa...

WATCH: Beyoncé's Supermodel-Filled Video Is EPIC

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Christmas came twelve days early this year with the unexpected debut of Beyoncé's brand spankin' new album today. So it's no surprise we've spent the...