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Female representation among fashion companies in the Fortune 500, while not as bad as other sectors, amounts to roughly 24 percent.

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Though progress has been slow going on gender parity, one expert said: “We always say there’s an old boys’ network — there’s a new girls’ network.”

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Is the Fantasy of Costume Design Becoming a Fashion Reality?

By now, fashion has come to understand that the consumer wants what she wants. And right now, the consumer wants what Hollywood is having.

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Seminal Moment: Givenchy’s ‘70s Black Model Cabine Said Something About Diversity Fashion Could Learn From Today

Hubert de Givenchy’s Black house models in the late ‘70s sent a clear message to fashion about diversity. But has the industry regressed?

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The CROWN Act Is Pushing to Protect, and Value, Black Women’s Hair

“Hair discrimination is a really critical issue in how racism gets manifested.”

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From the suits of the Civil Rights movement of the ‘50s and ‘60s, to the power uniform of the Black Panther era in the '70s and the statement Ts that have outfitted today's Black Lives Matter protests, these moments have marked the intersection of fashion, politics and justice.

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Dress and Protest: Fashion Hasn’t Been a Bystander in the Black Civil Rights Movement

The iconic images of protest movements past bear at least one thing out: that dress is as much a political statement as a fashion statement.

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Cicely Tyson attends the 45th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on March 27, 1973.


Actress and Former Model Cicely Tyson Dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, a trailblazing Black actress and former model, has died at age 96.

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JANUARY 20th 2021: Poet Amanda Gorman shines during her reading of her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the Inauguration Day Ceremony at The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2021. At 22 years of age, she becomes the youngest person to deliver a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of The United States of America. - File Photo by: zz/John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 4/10/19 Amanda Gorman at the 10th Anniversary Women In The World Summit held on April 10, 2019 at Lincoln Center in New York City. (NYC)

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Why Amanda Gorman Represents a New Kind of Style Icon

It took five minutes for Amanda Gorman to take America by storm — both for her poetry and her Prada. And in that short time, she has come to represent a new kind of style icon for fashion.

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Purple Gets Pride of Place on Inauguration Day: The Message Behind It

On the momentous occasion that marked the changing of the guard in American leadership Wednesday, purple seemed the color to usher in the new era.

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Gender Parity in Jeopardy as Women Account for 100 Percent of December Job Losses

It could mean that it’s not just the economic recovery that may be backsliding, but workplace gender parity, too.

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This year’s leading activists in fashion say, while noting some positive strides, that performative activism largely won out over real progress on diversity.

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Fashion’s Progress on Diversity? Lightly Productive at Best, Modern-day Segregation at Worst, Say Industry Activists

Six months out, this year’s leading activists in fashion say performative activism may have won out over real progress on diversity.

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Can Rethinking Consumption Ever Really Be Fashionable?

For a sector driven, funded and fueled by its ability to create desire, endeavoring to pull back on constantly pushing newness seems a counterintuitive ask.

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This Jan. 6, 2014 photo shows a stream running through a wooded area in Lakehurst, N.J. On March 25, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ordered five companies that make chemicals used to stain-proof clothing and make non-stick cookware to fund a plan to clean up contamination of the state's environment, including waterways, that have been tainted by the presence of the chemicals. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)


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While the last four years haven’t exactly been marked by avid environmentalism among U.S. political leadership, the next four may be greener.

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Isabel Marant Apologizes to Mexico for Its Indigenous-Inspired Designs

Fashion may be facing a reckoning when it comes to cultural borrowing — one that, at the very least, forces credit given where due.

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Mexico’s Culture Minister Cracks Down on Cultural Appropriation to Redefine Ethical Fashion

Mexico’s secretary of culture has no time for fashion’s cultural appropriation. And she doesn’t consider it an homage.

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