Vogue Italia was doing so well with their well-intended plus-sized model issue, but then they had to go and mess up their good PR with this monstrously tacky naming of a trend on the Vogue Italia website. They've always been one to push the envelope, but this time, I literally don't know what they were thinking. As of Monday morning, they replaced "slave" with with the word "ethnic," but is that really any better? I never understood fashion's use of the word "ethnic," especially since the U.S. and parts of Europe are such a melting pot of cultures. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Mar 17, 2011
Damn. Bethann Hardison is fierce. She was the first black cheerleader at her Brooklyn highschool, the first African-American person working an upscale New York City showroom, and one of only a handful of black runway and fashion models in the early 1970's.
But Hardison knew she could be more effective behind the camera than in front, and in 1980 joined one of the top modeling agencies as a booker. It was her wheeling and dealing that persuaded top designers to take chances on black models such as Iman, Naomi and Tyson. Read More