NYC: 45% White – NY Times Fash Mag: 96% White
OK, we’re far from the first to point out that the fashion industry has a diversity problem when it comes to presenting itself. It’s just that when you think that when we’re in an era where an African-American could be elected president, it’s fascinating that the New York Times can publish a magazine that tows the fashion industry party line. The full page ads and photo shoots in their 2008 Women’s Fashion Spring supplement contain 144 white, 3 black, 2 Asian and 1 Indian models. (Or that’s what we counted during the Oscars).