Posts tagged "black models"

Who Cares If Teen Vogue’s Cover Model Is Pregnant?

Oh my God, look! Models—not celebrities—on the cover of a fashion magazine! And they’re black! November’s Teen Vogue published a fantastic cover story about models Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2009 - 3:50 pm

Brazil Fashion Week Mandates Shows Cast Black Models

Complaints about under representation of African-American models in the fashion world isn’t just limited to the United States: Sao Paulo Fashion Week has been involved in a squabble regarding race…

Leonora Epstein | May 22, 2009 - 7:45 pm

Men’s Magazines Prefer Black Models With Lighter Skin

Last week, Tyra Banks said she’s trying to expand the idea of what the fashion industry considers beautiful. According to her, black models with lighter skin are deemed more commercial,…

Annika Harris | May 11, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Tyra Banks Wants To Expand The Idea Of Beauty

Over the weekend, Tyra Banks took part in The New York Times’ “Times Talks.” Besides demonstrating to the audience how to do a few of her 275 smiles, Tyra said…

Catherine Strawn | May 5, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Fashion Week: Where Are The Black Models?

The lack of black models on fashion runways and in ad campaigns has become a persistent issue in the fashion industry. The issue was most recently highlighted by Vogue Italia’s

Annika Harris | September 12, 2008 - 5:30 pm