BATTLE OF THE BEAUTIES: Brazilian Fashion Shows Must Meet Minority Model Quotas


Despite a population that is over 50 percent non-white, Brazilian fashion weeks in Sao Paulo and Rio are notorious for their near all-Caucasian models. Indeed, much like during NYC Fashion Week, a model of color is almost as common as a model of size.

But now Brazilian prosecutors are taking legal action to compel fashion show organizers to diversify their model offerings for June’s Sao Paulo Fashion week. Indeed, shows that do not have at least 10 percent African or Indigenous models will face fines of $120,000. It’s not much — but a big improvement over previous seasons, in which a scant 2.3 per cent of models were black.



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