When the Fashion Spot revealed their diversity report for the Fall 2017 season back in February, things were looking refreshingly good.
Models of color appeared in every show at New York Fashion Week. Six out of the 10 most-booked models were models of color. And plus-size models had their biggest season on record, with 26 plus-size model appearances (up from just 4 the previous year).
And while that momentum has continued for models of color, according to the latest diversity report released by the Fashion Spot on Thursday morning — this one focusing on print advertising campaigns — the reality for plus-size models is far bleaker.
In fact, out of the 444 model appearances they examined, plus-size women were only cast 10 times — down from 14 one year earlier. That’s a mere 2.3%. Read more (5/4/17)