Is diversity a fad in fashion?
Feb 21, 2024

Is diversity a fad in fashion?

We're joined by fashion and costume historian Shelby Ivey Christie to discuss the industry’s inconsistencies on diversity.

Segments From this episode

Homeownership rates grow but disparities remain

30-year mortgages are running above 7%. That’s down from 8% in October, but not the 3% to 4% range we used to see. The National Association of Realtors has a report showing that from 2012 to 2022, homeownership swelled. The realtors also break this data down by race.

Why the fashion industry's commitment to diversity feels like a fad

Brands’ commitment to change the industry ebbs and flows.
Three looks from the Luar show during February 2024 New York Fashion Week.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC