Fashion Legends and Insiders Weigh-In On the Current State of Diversity Within the Industry

Featuring Bethann Hardison, Bevy Smith and Stephen Burrows

In honor of Black History Month and in light of the recent interest in African Americans in fashion -- from the Stephen Burrows retrospective in New York to the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit in Chicago and the new documentary Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution -- we talked to industry legends and insiders about their pioneering careers and the role of race in fashion today.

Invisible Beauty: The Legendary Fashion Industry Guru Bethann Hardison Explains Why Models All Look the Same These Days.

Keep On Dancing: The Magical Designs of Stephen Burrows.

Say It Loud: Fashion's Relationship With African Americans Continues to Be Complicated.

The Battle of Versailles.

Ebony Fashion Fair. 

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