Topic: controversy

Did Designer Philipp Plein Cast Only Black Models In His Runway Show For Attention?

Did Designer Philipp Plein Cast Only Black Models In His Runway Show For Attention?

While there’s been a lot of talk about the absence of women of color on catwalks, there’s been precious little progress. Agonizing, incremental progress. Black girls are still given token slots on runways (usually two, at most) and the same goes for Asian women. When multiple black girls are cast, it’s often as a statement–like, for example, when Alber Elbaz sent a troop of black models clad in tropical prints down Lanvin’s Spring 2011 runway. As a finale. More »