Why Won’t The European Runways Cast More Plus-Size Models?
Across the board, the spring runways saw huge improvements for castings involving non-white, plus-size, and transgender/non-binary models. In fact, half of
the top 10 models of the season were women of color (including Sora Cho,
Adut Akech, and
Yoon Young Bae). Racial diversity was at an all-time high in New York City, with 44.8% models of color; London came in second with 36.2%, closely followed by Paris with 32.4%. Milan came in last with just 29.9%. The number of plus-size doubled from last season, age diversity increased, and a record number (91) of openly transgender or non-binary models walked.