"Well its over 118 years of Vogue US- which means 1,416 covers published and 14 of them are black women, what a remarkable breakthrough right? After years of protesting, once in a while the powers at bay will throw a bone and listen and this is the outcome. 14 covers out of 1,416!!!! That’s equivalent to less than 1% of all covers dedicated to a woman of color."
- Lope Navo
Photographer and contributor to FashionIndie.com
I came across a very interesting, perplexing, entirely saddening yet insightful entry at FashionIndie.com by Lope Navo and it is definitely a MUST read for all!! The overarching essence of racism in fashion is incredible and unfortunately evident and Lope does a great job at highlighting such inequalities in some of the major fashion megaplayers such as Vogue, VMan, GQ, and Vanity Fair. It may be a bit long and a bit scattered but regardless I truly do hope that you guys take some time out of your day to glance at it - just to even skim it - because it's some staggering food for thought. Gracias.
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