You might recall that the prestigious Elite agency just signed a "black trans disabled" model, but this is part of a trend I've been watching (and reporting on) for some time. Today's fashion industry is focussing more on diversity rather than beauty.
Did you know that an all-black modeling agency was launched in 2015? Probably not, but imagine if someone had started an all-white agency — we'd all have heard about that.
Something called the Diversity Report now issues charts, tracking the race of the runway models used by design houses in their runway shows. How disturbing.
When, and where, will it all end? And how is this "progressive"?