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Contrasting Aesthetics for “High End” and “Commercial” Models

Flashback Friday. Does the modeling industry fetishize whiteness? It turns out that the answer is: it does and it doesn’t.  Ashley Mears, a model turned sociologist, found that high fashion models are overwhelmingly white, but that commercial modeling — the kind you see in catalogs for stores like Target, TJ Maxx, and JC Penney — is much […]
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