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Jezebel sifted through about a bazillion show photos from the most recent New York fashion week and did a headcount of models of color. Then they farmed the data, analyzed the heck out of it all, and made this handy pie-chart, above. The big-picture breakdown is:
3,410 of those opportunities, or 81.8%, went to white models. That means of course that 760, or 18.2%, went to models who were non-white. Non-white Latina models were used 95 times in all of fashion week, or around 2.3% of the time, and Asian models were used 296 times, or 7.1% of the time. Black models were used 353 times, or 8.4% of the time. Models of other races, like the Moroccan Hind Sahli and the Canadian model Tara Gill, who has Native American heritage, were used 16 times, or 0.4% of the time.· Fashion week diversity by the numbers [Jezebel]