There is still so far to go in terms of making the beauty and publishing industries genuinely inclusive. In 127 years, Vogue has had only hired 1 Black photographer and had 21 cover models of color.
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Ms. Wintour recently admitted: “I want to say plainly that I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to Black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators. We have made mistakes too, publishing images or stories that have been hurtful or intolerant. I take full responsibility for those mistakes.” Hopefully this PR statement translates into meaningful change for creatives and models of color. This is a not so friendly reminder that we ARE the culture. We are the blueprint. We set the trends. We move the markets. So…make space.