‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Gets Called Out For Lack of Cover Models of Color
While racial tensions are at an all-time high, Jezebel Magazine just set the fashion world ablaze with their latest revelation.
The glossy magazine aimed at women’s interests has called out a handful of magazines like Harper’s Bazaar U.S. and U.K., Vogue U.K., Vogue Netherlands, Vogue Paris, Vogue Ukraine, Vogue Russia, Teen Vogue, Numéro, LOVE, and Porter for the lack of models of color being represented in their publications.
Jezebel addressed their discovery stating, “Surprise surprise, the fashion industry and its various outlets are still dominated by white models! We all know that while magazines are more than comfortable appropriating other cultures and showcasing them out of context on white models, for some reason it has a lot of difficulty embracing actual diversity.” They went on to add,“The Fashion Spot surveyed 44 major print publications, and found that of the 611 total covers, white models (referring to anyone on the cover, not necessarily a model by profession) were featured on 567 of them, while models of color (“categorized as those who appear to be nonwhite or of mixed backgrounds”) only appeared on 119 covers.”
Vixens, with all of the backlash from police brutality that has been plaguing our community lately what are your thoughts on Jezebel’s discovery?
Photo Credit: Harper’s Bazaar