Diversity in the local fashion industry
10,000 Fresh Voices | KFAI
Models are the beautiful people--their images fill magazines, billboards and television screens. Beauty is subjective, but deciding which images sell is big business. In Minnesota, many of the blonde, blue-eyed models we see reflect our Scandinavian culture, but today's community is significantly more diverse. In March 2012, Italian Vogue featured a woman of color, Joan Smalls, on its cover. KFAI producer Will Wright met with local professionals to get their views on how much, or how little, women of color are represented in the fashion industry.