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Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

May 20, 2019

Despite an increase in diversity among models on global runways in 2019, models who do not fit the traditional beauty standards still face challenges in a sometimes unforgiving industry. The model...

Large assets, bigger profits: Plus-size women, clothing, bloggers, fight to fit into the fashion industry

By Managing Editor

December 8, 2014

The highest-earning plus-size supermodel in the fashion industry is known by one name—not her first or last, just “Emme.” The 51-year-old made her way into the fashion industry in the 1990s, when ultra-thin airbrushed models graced the covers of fashion magazines, advertisements and runways. Although the experience was exciting for Emme, she was not immune to prejudice: a famous photographer referred to her as a “fatty...

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