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Is there a 1% in the fashion industry?

Prof. Ashley Mears explains the "winner takes all" attitude in the modeling industry and how many models are struggling to make ends meet. Model Sara Ziff breaks down the "glamorous facade" of the industry versus reality.

Discrimination in Fashion Week 2015

A ‘Nerding Out’ panel explains whether the "catwalk" fashion world is filled with discrimination as opposed to the catalog realm. Then, 14 year-old model Lily Goodman talks about the vulnerabilities of child models in the industry.

Fast fashion’s lack of American-made clothing

Model Sara Ziff and author Ashley Mears go behind the glam of New York Fashion week and talk global fashion supply chain, specifically garment factories in Asia.

America’s Next ROLE Model

Supermodel Kate Dillon Levin discusses the precedent set by the first plus-size model in Sports Illustrated’ s swimsuit edition, stating it’s long overdue. Kate looks ahead to New York Fashion Week 2015.


Earlier Event: January 29
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Later Event: February 19
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