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CULTURE | October 15

The Black Issue: 10 Pioneering Models of Color

Diversity has never been the modeling industry’s strong suit, as highlighted by Vogue Italia‘s groundbreaking “Black Issue” from 2008. What was so groundbreaking was the fact that it happened at all — an international fashion magazine drawing attention to racism in its own industry. But before that “Black Issue,” these 10 ladies were making strides on and off the runway.

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FASHION | January 16

Patrick Kelly Had a Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, too. I can tell you what that dream was not: copious tulle and synthetic salmon lamé. I tell you that with confidence. That glimmering dream, however, belonged to 80′s designer Patrick Kelly, another influential African-American, that made his change through fashion. Though Martin Luther King Jr. would not have worn anything by Patrick Kelly, they do share one thing in common: They both left this earth much too early and left a reverberating message.

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