Beverly Johnson on the Fashion Industry’s Lack of Diversity

Fast-forward to 2014 and Johnson said there aren’t as many African-American models, hair stylists and makeup artists working to the degree they once were and there is a lack of women of color on certain runways during fashion week. “Sometimes we live in this very elitist bubble called the fashion industry” and despite Fortune 500 companies having diversity programs “we have become really oblivious to what’s going on in the world,” Johnson said. “I like to think that is the reason.”

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