DAILY TRANSRACIAL: New York Fashion Week

blackmodels600 It may be too soon to say for sure, but a thaw is apparently under way on New York’s notoriously icy-white fashion show runways. An article in today’s New York Times suggests an “Obama” affect has made it to the Bryant Park tents — with an unusually large presence of models-of-color (especially Black boys) appearing in this week’s shows. It’s a welcome sign of progress — many models report being told explicitly at runway castings in Europe that many designers there were looking for models who were “white only”! Shady!
Let’s see how the week progresses.

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