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BEHOLD: 'The Future Of Fashion'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.04.2013 | Black Voices

Elle is ringing in the New Year with Joan Smalls! The glossy has deemed the 25-year-old beauty "the future of fashion," and we couldn't agree more...

WATCH: Getting Real About Fashion's Race Problem

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

Kanye West's comments on fashion's race problem last week have got us thinking about the industry's blind spot and its complex relationship with hip-h...

Black Prada Model Achieves Another Amazing Feat

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices

It was bound to happen and it did! Malaika Firth has landed her first-ever Vogue cover. Well, it's actually a shopping issue inside the November issue...

Fashion Legend Weighs In On Runway Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

The Daily Beast recently caught up with one of our favorite fashion characters -- André Leon Talley -- for a fun Q&A. The larger-than-life fashionist...

The Model Who Changed Everything

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Black Voices

Before Beverly Johnson became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1974, she was already a Glamour covergirl several times over. The f...

Beverly Johnson Had Do WHAT To Land Her First Glamour Cover?

Posted 10.04.2013 | Style

As the "first black supermodel," Beverly Johnson has made quite a name for herself since launching her career with a Glamour cover in 1972. The 60...

Michael Kors: Diversity Is 'So Much More Interesting'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices

Looks like Michael Kors got the memo about diversity on the runway. The New York City-based fashion designer recently chatted with VogueUK.com abo...

WATCH: Fearless Reporter Tries To Piss Off Naomi

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Black Voices

Naomi Campbell's anger issues have been well-documented and layout a cautionary tale of certain doom for anyone who dare trample upon her nerves. Yet,...

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

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

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

Black Model Campaign Brings More Diversity To Runways

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 11.17.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Supermodel Iman watched the runways like a hawk this Fashion Week – but she wasn't looking at the clothes. Iman joined with Na...

WATCH: Is This America's Next Top Model?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Black Voices

Somebody call Tyra Banks --- we just discovered America's next top model! While Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls and a slew of other supermodels are hi...

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

Should We Boycott The Fashion Industry?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Fashion's Race Problem

www.nytimes.com | Eric Wilson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

Five years ago, the fashion industry faced a reckoning over the startling lack of diversity among the models on major designer runways. Reacting to co...

Dior FINALLY Casts Black Models!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Black Voices

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...

Bria Murphy Reveals Horrifying Model Diet Tactic

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Black Voices

Celebrity offspring are the cutest and some of them even grow up to be the hottest! Case in point, Bria Murphy. The 23-year-old model is t...

Pat Cleveland Has STILL Got It!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

Question: Is it possible to defy the laws of aging, sustain a modeling career for nearly 50 years and produce an equally gorgeous child to carry on th...

PHOTOS: FINALLY!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices

We spend a lot of time chronicling the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. And for good reason--it's a major problem. When top fashion magazine...

ANTM Headed To Africa!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

Here's something to smize about--"America's Next Top Model" is heading to Africa! Tyra Banks is yet again setting her sights overseas and expandin...

WATCH: Jourdan Dunn Explains That Racist Encounter

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

We're still trying to get over Jourdan Dunn revealing that a makeup artist refused to work with her because she was black. Crazy, right? Well, the ...

PHOTO: Meet Fashion's New 'Face'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Black Voices

Devyn Abdullah is the first winner of "The Face," Naomi Campbell's modeling reality show on the Oxygen Network. The 21-year-old New York City native b...

More Shocking Tales Of Fashion Industry Racism

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

Model Chanel Iman recently spoke out about dealing with racism in the fashion industry and now Jourdan Dunn is following suit. The 22-year-old Bri...

WATCH: 'I Don't Really Consider Myself As A Black Girl Model'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.22.2013 | Black Voices

With all the talk about the lack of diversity within the fashion industry, you'd think black models would band together for support and show the world...

Should White Women Grace The Cover Of Black Magazines?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

We've talked a lot about the lack of diversity within the fashion industry and amongst mainstream magazines. Women and men of color are grossly underr...