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February 17, 2008

Magazines accused of failing to represent black models

By paulmcnally

Magazines are partly to blame for the lack of black models in the British fashion industry, according to a leading modelling agent.

The Independent has added up the number of black models appearing in the latest issues of Vogue, Marie Claire and Glamour. Vogue’s 400-page issue has 14 pictures of black women. Marie Claire has eight, and Glamour has four.

Agent Carole White tells the paper: “According to the magazines, black models don’t sell.”

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