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Must Read: Black Stylists Discuss Racism in Hollywood, Influencers Launch Nonprofit Trade Association


These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

Black stylists discuss racism in Hollywood and fashion
Stylist and journalist Zadrian Smith interviewed three fellow Black stylists — Jason Bolden, Kollin Carter and Calvin Opaleye — about racism in Hollywood and fashion for WWD. « The entire system has been built for Black people to fail, » he writes of the basis for the conversation. « The foundations of both Hollywood and the fashion industry are built on pillars of white privilege and solidarity. » The stylists shared how race has shaped their own experiences in the industry, after having declined interviews on the subject with WWD several weeks ago. « We decided that if we were going to tell our story, it had to be told solely by a Black journalist and on this occasion someone with shared experiences having worked in the industry as a stylist as well, » writes Smith. {WWD}

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