Sang Bong sent his models down the runway with their faces partially painted brown. To me, this look is dangerously teetering into blackface territory; but do you think this racist, or just a case of quirky artistic license? For reference, this designer has previously used black models in his...

the shoes for Kanye West's second runway show are super painful. Jourdan Dunn tweeted during a fitting for the show to gripe about the painful pumps: "Dont get me wrong, the shoes are sexy as f**k," she mused, "but you can't walk in them." Model Leomie Anderson chimed in, saying "omg the...

Thoughts on the shoot? (Fashion Bomb Inbox) • Nanette Lepore's inked a deal with Peking Handicraft Inc. on a range of bedding set to debut this fall. The collection promises "really cozy bedroom elements" (everything from duvet covers to area rugs,) with prices ranging from $100 to $299....

(Fashion Bomb Inbox) • The Metropolitan Museum of Art had a preview for its upcoming Costume Institute exhibit, Punk: Chaos to Couture yesterday. The mini-show featured punk-inspired garments from designers like Vivienne Westwood and Chanel. In attendance was none other than RiccardoTisci,...

(Styleite) • Amina Warsuma talks about her life in Paris in the 1970s as a black model in an hour long interview titled, A Black Model in Paris. She discusses her triumphs, struggles, spending all her money on clothes in Paris (hitting a little too close to home on this end,) and gives...

a shoe-grubbing beast. Check out this video of frenzied shoppers grabbing all the designer heels they can fit into their arms. (Jezebel) • Brad Goreski continues to make a name for himself , this time as the official brand stylist for Kate Spade's ready-to-wear line. Mr. Goreski will style...

(WWD) If you're looking for a bit of time on TV that will possibly parlay itself into a real life fashion gig, listen up. Diane von Furstenberg is casting for what we are assuming will be the next season of House of Furstenberg. In the show, contestants compete to become a valued member —...

• Glamour magazine conducted a survey, and found that only 7% of women say they love their hair. Even with such a paltry percentage of women feeling their tresses, black women (in true form) were more likely to vote in the affirmative, with 14% of us reporting that yes, we are quite content...

Welcome to the Fashion Bomb News Breakdown, where you get all the fashion news fit to read in a snap! • In celebration of his first-ever Resort 2012 collection, designer Prabal Gurung has enlisted the talents of M.I.A-backed musician Rye Rye to introduce it with a music video titled "New...

• New York Fashion Week was the most diverse it's been since 2008. While (duh) 79.4% of runway slots went to white models, Asian models took 10.1% of the spots, black models represented at 8.1%, Non-white Latina models came in at a sparse 1.9%, and models of other races were cast in 0.5% of...

 

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