What the List of Highest Paid Models Says About Racism in Fashion

Forbes released its list of the highest paid models in fashion and nearly all of them were white, cis, thin women. We talked to Fashionista's Tyler McCall to understand why.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Race and Health

As a Black Creative, Brands Want Me—but Not My Conception of Blackness

In a short film and essay, artist summer mason reflects on the constant dance between taking commissions and avoiding exploitation in an era of commercialized identity politics.
summer fucking mason
sexual assault

Models Have No Real Recourse When They're Sexually Harassed On Set

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, models have begun speaking out about sexual abuse in the fashion industry, where young and vulnerable women and men are too often exploited. A proposed law in New York would help change that.
Gabby Bess

Two Models Banded Together Against a Sexist Troll Who Tried to Compare Them

Broadly spoke with both models about their decision to shut down the misogynistic tweet in a "proper ass move."
Linda Yang

Playboy Model Sentenced to Clean Graffiti in 'Body-Shaming' Case

2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers had Snapchatted a nude photo she took of an elderly woman in the locker room with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."
Mitchell Sunderland

'Gender Is Just Limiting Society': The Model Fighting for Intersex Rights

Hanne Gaby Odiele spent her 20s walking the runway for Chanel and Givenchy. Now she's taking on a new challenge as the world's most high-profile intersex activist.
Rae Witte
This Week in 2007

The Enduring Appeal Of 'Alt': How the SuicideGirls Survived the 2000s

"It's almost become as ubiquitous as Kleenex or Xerox. When you say 'Suicide Girl,' you know what type of girl you're talking about."
Mitchell Sunderland

Australian Model Stefania Ferrario Is Spearheading the #DropThePlus Movement

“It’s easier to get rid of a word than try to change its meaning.”
Bri Lee
Broadly Meets

The Australian Model Calling Out Fashion’s Size Hierarchy

Model Stefania Ferrario explains how she’s challenging the fashion world to #DropThePlus.
Broadly Staff

Trans Cosplay Star Ava Glasscott Wants to Be a Hero to Bullied Youth

Ava Glasscott found refuge in comic books when she was bullied at school. Now she wants to take charge of her own narrative.
Victor P Corona

Museum Responds to Claims that Models Were Pressured to Put Rope in Their Vagina

Brazilian artist Laura Lima is accused of cornering a model and forcing her to violate herself with rope for an installation.
Sirin Kale

America's First Supermodel Died Alone in a Mental Asylum

In his new book "The Curse of Beauty," James Bone uncovers the extraordinary and tragic life of Audrey Munson, who served as an inspiration for some of the most famous statues in New York before succumbing to mental illness.
Mitchell Sunderland