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Models of Color

How Kanye West Actually Helped Fashion Take A Step In The Right Direction

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.16.2016 | Style

With each passing season, the demand for more inclusivity in fashion grows. And with the release of theFashionSpot's annual diversity report on Wednes...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes At Ford's Models Of Color Shoot

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.12.2011 | Style

Ford Models has jumped on the celebrating-models-of-color bandwagon with its latest promotion pulling in beauties from the agency's Women, Direct, Lif...

Sao Paulo Fashion Week Protestors Call For 20 Percent Quota Of Black Models

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.15.2011 | Style

Protestors at this season's Sao Paulo Fashion Week called for a 20 percent quota of indigenous and black models to be used on the event's runways, the...

Top Modeling Agent: Milan & Paris 'Absolutely Don't Want Black Girls'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 08.14.2011 | Style

In a lengthier article entitled "Is The Fashion Industry Racist? Yes -- And It Goes Right To Its Core," the Daily Mail's Liz Jones sits down with Prem...

Only 16 Percent Of Runway Models Were Of Color At New York Fashion Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

While the fashion industry has taken a long, hard look at the age and size of its runway models, Jezebel.com analyzed another important element of the...