Only About 16 Percent of Models Who Walked in New York Fashion Week Weren’t White

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Emma Pei in Vera Wang. Photo: Imaxtree

Jezebel tallied up the number of non-white models walking in New York Fashion Week, and it turns out this season wasn't any more diverse than seasons past. About 16 percent of slots on the New York runways went to models that weren't white. Over 60 percent of shows had casts that were 85 percent white. Fewer than ten designers, including Christian Siriano, gave an opening or closing spot to a non-white model. Fewer than five, including Preen, cast exclusively white models. And Calvin Klein was one of fewer than twenty designers to cast only one non-white model. [Jezebel]