Chromat Breaks the “Regular” Model Mold at 2017 Fashion Week

The runway models at Chromat’s Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week runway show looked decidedly normal. Normal, as in “like most women,” not as in “normal six-foot-tall, size 2 Amazon goddess.” The show included tall people, short people, thin people, curvy people, a woman wearing a prosthesis, and even trans model Carmen Carrera, who opened […]

Fearless Girl Takes On Wall Street’s Famous Charging Bull

The famous Charging Bull of Wall Street was installed on December 15, 1989, as an act of guerrilla art, entirely without city approval or funding. Artist Di Modica and the Bedi-Makky Art Foundry of Brooklyn put together well over a quarter of a million dollars to cast the hollow sculpture from 7,100 pounds of bronze […]

‘Black Models Matter’ Protests Paris Fashion Week

In the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week 2017, 47 models walked the runway. Only four of them were people of color. It was worse in the Gucci show in Milan on February 22, where there were only 17 models of color out of 119 total models. It’s against this background that model Indi Irvin, […]