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Alek Wek: 'You don't have to go with the crowd'
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Alek Wek on Her Childhood, Modeling, the Sudan

Trailblazing supermodel Alek Wek shares her story with The Guardian's Sali Hughes. Wek was born in South Sudan, arriving in London when she was 14, and was acutely aware of how different she was from the other big models of the day, women such as Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova; while growing up, she

The Lack of Diversity in Fashion Continues to Be a Problem
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Lack of Diversity in Fashion Remains

White models dominate runways, White women land ad campaigns. Yes, it's 2013, and we're still talking about this. In the New York Times, Eric Wilson breaks it down thusly: Five years ago, Vogue ran a lengthy article titled "Is Fashion Racist?" (This was one year after veteran modeling agent Bethann Hardison hosted a panel titled

Jasmine Tookes, Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn
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Joan, Jasmine, and Jourdan Brought the Fever to the Victoria’s Secret Runway

The annual sexy spectacle of slinky lingerie occurred Wednesday night as Joan Smalls, Jasmine Tookes and Jourdan Dunn, among others, graced the runway for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which went down at the Lexington Armory in New York City. Dunn made her debut for the lingerie brand and nervously tweeted after the initial dress