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Fashion Racism

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 ...

Julee Wilson

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 ...

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...

Here We Go Again!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

Here we go again! Another magazine has decided that engaging in the racially insensitive act of Blackface is a glamorous idea. This time around the cu...

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 ...

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...

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...

Blackface Is BACK

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.23.2013 | Black Voices

For the ten millionth time: STOP PAINTING WHITE PEOPLE BLACK! We were hoping we wouldn't see another instance of Blackface in 2013 -- or the rest ...

LOOK: Blackface Strikes Again

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.02.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: ELLE's Jeanne Deroo has issued an apology via Twitter, which reads (translated from French to English): I realise how much the fact of...

Barneys and Macy's No-Shows At Racial Profiling City Council Hearing

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Probing allegations of racial profiling, New York City is giving 17 major retail stores until Friday to submit information on how th...