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    Our pals over at Catwalk Queen have written a fantastic piece today about racism at London Fashion Week. Here's what they had to say...
    London Fashion Week may now be over but the fall-out over its obvious lack of black models has only just begun. While a model of colour could scarcely be seen at New York, the situation in London appears to have only strengthened the argument that the fashion industry doesn't truthfully reflect these cities and the people who represent them. This has led outspoken designer Katharine Hamnett to blast the industry in the Guardian:
    "The catwalks are full of white dogs. Cosmetic companies don't like black models - the racist bitches. I have no idea why when it's obvious that black girls are just so genuinely much more beautiful than Caucasians, who have clearly got the short straw. Black girls have much better body shapes and it's such a shame. I just think there should be a bit more of a balance."
    Blimey! Ever heard of constructive criticism Ms Hamnett? I'm pretty certain these comments constitute as bigotry in their own right.


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    oh where to start..
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    don't they usually have models from all over, all backgrounds?

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    did she even think before she spoke?? way to fight "racism" by being racist. Imagine how much of an uproar there would be if you just swap black/white around. I'm sure this statement would not be considered ok if it were like this...

    "The catwalks are full of black dogs. Cosmetic companies don't like white models - the racist bitches. I have no idea why when it's obvious that white girls are just so genuinely much more beautiful than blacks, who have clearly got the short straw. White girls have much better body shapes and it's such a shame. I just think there should be a bit more of a balance."
    Alicia Silverstone: "I think that the film Clueless was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it's true lightness."

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