Proposal Title

The Lack of Black Models on the Catwalks and Magazine Covers

Presenter Information

James Mason, Lesley University

Author Type

Faculty

Location

U-Hall 3-092

Start Date

24-3-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

24-3-2017 9:50 AM

Presentation Type

Paper

Abstract

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder—but the muse on the cover of a fashion magazine tells us much more. This presentation includes a ten–year survey of six major magazines’ covers: Vogue, Elle, W, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and Details. I have documented the racial breakdown of these covers. I have also compiled the racial breakdowns of Fashion Week both in New York and international. This presentation will change the way one looks at a magazine stand and perhaps begin to question the representation of beauty in the fashion industry.

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Mar 24th, 9:00 AM Mar 24th, 9:50 AM

The Lack of Black Models on the Catwalks and Magazine Covers

U-Hall 3-092

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder—but the muse on the cover of a fashion magazine tells us much more. This presentation includes a ten–year survey of six major magazines’ covers: Vogue, Elle, W, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, and Details. I have documented the racial breakdown of these covers. I have also compiled the racial breakdowns of Fashion Week both in New York and international. This presentation will change the way one looks at a magazine stand and perhaps begin to question the representation of beauty in the fashion industry.