British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman: ‘I Don’t Think That Fashion Is Institutionally Racist in the Slightest’

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Shulman told the Daily Mail's Liz Jones, "There have always been black players on the scene — at the moment, look at the stylist Edward Enninful, make-up artist Pat McGrath and [models] Jourdan Dunn, Liya Kebede and Joan Smalls, who are at the top of the tree ... In a society where the mass of the consumers are white and where, on the whole, mainstream ideas sell, it’s unlikely there will be a huge rise in the number of leading black models. If you look at the characters that sell magazines such as Grazia and Heat, it is Jennifer Aniston, Cheryl Cole and Catherine Middleton." Is she planning to put any nonwhite faces on the cover anytime soon? "I don’t want to discuss who I wish to have on the cover, but there are at least two black figures in the pipeline," she said. [Daily Mail UK]