MORE: Underwear Models Through the Decades: 25 Sexy Photos From the 1940s to Now In an era defined by the prejudicial treatment of black Americans and the concurrent rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the black community started to develop outlets for exploring the impact of fashion, entirely separate from the unwelcoming environment of the fashion industry at the time.African-American lifestyle publication agazine was launched in 1945, and its cross-country runway show, the Ebony Fashion Fair, was launched a decade later, in 1958.She was a participant in the legendary "Battle of Versailles" fashion show in 1973, which pitted old-world designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior against American newbies like Bill Blass and Halston.Here, Hardison is pictured attending the Hearts of Gold Gala in New York City, November 2013.While Prada’s runways still aren’t winning any prizes for diversity, Bruna’s appearance in its campaign is a clear indicator that fashion is moving further and further away from the racial boundaries that have limited the scope and impact of the industry during the past century.MORE: Models Are Getting So Skinny That Editors Are Doing WHAT?! The Jamaican singer, actress, and model was one of the first black women in the business, where she modeled in Paris for designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Kenzo, before appearing on numerous magazine covers.The Diary of a Teenage Girl premiered in New York and Los Angeles on 7 August 2015.
She's pictured here in 1980, at a show for Michael Vollbracht.Isobel Dorothy "Bel" Powley (born 7 March 1992) is an English actress best known for playing Daisy Miller in the CBBC television series M. From 2007 until 2008, Powley was one of the lead characters in M. High, starring in 23 episodes alongside Rachel Petladwala and Moustafa Chousein-Oglou. In 2013, it was announced that Powley was joining the cast of the ITV series Benidorm for series six. Powley plays the protagonist in the 2015 film The Diary of a Teenage Girl, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. High, Powley has also appeared in several other productions such as Murderland (three episodes, 2009), Little Dorrit (2008), The Bill (2008) and The Whistleblowers (2007).Born in Sudan, Wek owns the runway with her long legs and piercing gaze.And like the true Aries (we love fashion) she is, Wek has also transitioned into the role of designer with her collection of handbags, Wek 1933.