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Jezebel says little progress in model diversity

February 14, 2014 • Entertainment


The Fall 2014 Diane von Furstenberg collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a fresh diversity push among models and under the headline “New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk,” the culture and style website Jezebel has already crunched the numbers on the number of models of color who walked this time around, declaring the math shows little progress.

The site looked at 148 shows during eight days of previews concluding Thursday and found 985 looks were worn by models of color out of 4,621. That, Jezebel said on its website Friday night, means about 79 percent of those models were white.

That number is slightly smaller than last season, the site said, but has Login to read more

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