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Bethann Hardison on why changes in the modeling industry take so long

We hear how model and activist Bethann Hardison continues to fight for diverse runways.
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Addressing dismal working conditions in a glamorous industry

Feb 13, 2024
Proposed legislation in New York state would increase labor protections for models, content creators and other behind-the-scenes fashion pros.  
Fashion is glamorous, but it’s also work, and workers often have few protections.
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"'Suffocating.' 'Exploitative.' 'Opaque,'" are some of the words used to describe the contracts models work under, Variety's Tatiana Siegel explained.
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Inside Bethann Hardison's fight to progress and diversify the fashion industry

Feb 5, 2024
Model and agent Bethann Hardison has fought to overturn the culture of racism and discrimination that's pervaded much of the fashion world.
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Under Armour makes its fashion move

Sep 3, 2014
Under Armour signs a supermodel as it broadens its market beyond athletes.

At Fashion Week, it's hard to stand out from the crowd

Sep 3, 2014
Designers have to work harder to get noticed at this year's Fashion Week.

How Eileen Ford made modeling a real profession

Jul 11, 2014
Ford, who died at 92, and her husband created the modern modeling industry

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