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.
We joined Iman at the Electric Room last night for the launch party of her new website Destination Iman. The absolutely stunning style icon was quick to give us a kick in the pants about how to look as great as she does at age 57 (advice we should all probably take).
Indie Newsroom is brought to you by a hypothetical Devil Wears Prada movie sequel, Anna Wintour’s Chanel addition and Tupac‘s holographic influence looming large.
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.
INDIE NEWSROOM: MOBama Joins the Twitter…Blue Ivy Carter Sets Billboard Record…Models Strip in French Museum
- The Twitterverse rejoiced after learning that Michelle Obama has joined the social media giant. And while the actual account will be run by the Fierce Lady’s team, her personal tweets will be lovingly signed, “MO.” With the hashtag: #HBIC [MOBama's Twitter]