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Fashion Racism

Forbes' 30 Under 30 List Makes Important Stride Toward Diversity

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Style

Forbes' renowned 30 Under 30 lists were released yesterday and feature a stellar selection of 600 individuals who are kicking butt in their respective...

This Inspiring 10-Year-Old Will Put A Smile On Your Face

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.11.2015 | Style

If you've haven't already fallen in love with April Star, here's yet another chance. The 10-year-old model, who was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 6, ...

Perry Ellis Denies Exec Demanded 'No Blacks In My Ads'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Style

Fashion's diversity problem extends well beyond the runway, according to racial discrimination lawsuits filed against the likes of Alexander McQueen a...

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...

This Magazine Is Poised To Fill A Huge Void For Black Women

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Style

For black women, the magazine newsstand is yet another sad representation of the blatant lack of diversity that plagues the fashion and beauty industr...

Why New York Fashion Week Still Needs Harlem's Fashion Row

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.20.2015 | Style

Another New York Fashion Week has come to an end, and while we're now hip to the trends we'll be wearing come spring, we can't help but notice how few...

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...

Iman Opens Up About Deeply Upsetting Career Moment

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style

Supermodel icon Iman took the stage at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday for "Fashion Icons," a 90-minute moderated interview where virtually no topic is o...

Teen Vogue's August Cover Features Three Models Of Color And The World Rejoices

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2015 | Style

What's better than one black cover model? Three black cover models. Teen Vogue is receiving some much-deserved fanfare after revealing its August cov...

Black Model Is 'Tired Of Apologizing For [Her] Blackness'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Style

Model Nykhor Paul is fed up with the fashion world and is making her feelings known. The South Sudanese model posted an open letter on her Instagr...

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 ...

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Did Cosmo Deserve To Be Blasted For Being Racially Insensitive?

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Black Voices

Cosmopolitan magazine has gotten itself into some seriously hot water thanks to a story the glossy posted on its website in January entitled "21 Beaut...

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...

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The Reason I Do NOT Think This Is Blackface

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Style

UPDATE: Designer Claudio Cutugno has responded to the blackface allegations in a statement to E! News: "I think is a pleasure to have the chance to...

PHOTOS: Stars Who Have Rocked Locs

Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

Social media has been up in an uproar this week over the racially insensitive comments Giuliana Rancic made towards actress/singer Zendaya during Mond...

Giuliana Rancic Apologizes AGAIN For Racist Hair Comments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Giuliana Rancic has issued another apology on Tuesday -- this time on-air admitting: "Something I said did cross the line." She goes on to sa...

Fashion's Racial Divide

www.nytimes.com | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices

When Michelle Obama stepped onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 to talk about her husband and the coming election, the Intern...

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 ...

How Wearing The Wrong Jewelry Can Get You Locked Up

justice.gawker.com | Donovan X. Ramsey | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

Andre Perry is 32 years old. He's a commercial photographer, lives in Brooklyn, and loves fashion. He's also black. A month ago, Perry was stopped at ...

Fashion Designer Uses The N-Word To Describe Latest Collection

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou has issued the following statement to GQ on A.P.C.'s severed relationship with Timberland: When describing ou...

One Vogue Cover Doesn't Solve Fashion's Big Race Problem

The Daily Beast | Danielle Belton | Posted 01.03.2015 | Black Voices

When it was announced that Jourdan Dunn would be the first black model to cover British Vogue in twelve years it made me sad. Not for Dunn who was get...

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...

W's Fashion Director Says 'Without Diversity, Creativity Remains Stagnant'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

There is a short list of black luminaries within the fashion industry and Edward Enninful is definitely on it. As W magazine’s fashion and style dir...

Two Black Designers Snag Major Honors

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Black Voices

Last week, New York City's Pratt Institute closed the doors on its highly successful "Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers" exhibit, which ...