Designers Sent Fewer Models of Color Down the Runway

The fashion industry is without a doubt making strides, whether tackling issues surrounding weight or supposed eating disorders. But one issue it can never quite move away from is that of race. Jezebel.com recently released it's annual tally of models of color walking runways and found that about 16% of the nearly 4,000 models hired at New York Fashion Week were women of color. Of that figure, only 8% were Black. Judging by this year's figures it seems like designers are no longer as excited to celebrate diversity as they were in 2008 when nearly 18% of models were either Black, Latina or Asian...  Read More:  Project Runway's Korto Momulu ReturnsFashion Week Fall 2010 RecapThe Most Influential Black Designers in History
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