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Bethann Hardison Named Vogue Italia Editor-at-Large

Bethanne Hardison.  Rare Vintage: Versailles 73: American Runway Revolution

For designer Bill Blass’s first advertisement in American Vogue (September the model Bethann Hardison (now a model agent herself) was guarded by a couple of tightly leashed borzoi

one of the fashion industry’s first Black supermodels, Bethann Hardison is an icon!  Her silver twa is stunning!

one of the fashion industry’s first Black supermodels, Bethann Hardison is an icon! Her silver twa is stunning! Mother of actor Kadeem Hardison

Walking the Walk to Increase Diversity Bethann Hardison’s Cause: More Diversity in Fashion

Bethann Hardison’s Cause: More Diversity in Fashion

Bethann Hardison, a fashion insider and activist for diversity on the runways, is to be honored by the CFDA.

Bethann Hardison and Iman in 1977.

Bethann Hardison to Win CFDA Award for Work Promoting Runway Diversity

’ Iman and Bethann Hardison at a fashion party in Photo by Dustin Pittman via The Wall Street Journal. Photo Courtesy of Vintage Black Glamour Pre-Order the Vintage Black Glamour book TODAY!

How Bethann Hardison Changed The Face of Fashion

The 'mom' of supermodels received the CFDA Founder's Award for making fashion a more diverse industry

Bethann Hardison " A Fashion Legend" Rocking that afro!!! Also she is the mother of Kadeem Hardison the actor from Different World.....

Supermodel and big personality Naomi Campbell, photographed by Edward Maxey for paper, November

Black supermodel Bethann Hardison slams agencies for 'holding back' models of color | Daily Mail Online

Bethann Hardison slams agencies for 'holding back' models of color

Black supermodel Bethann Hardison slams agencies for 'holding back' models of color

Bethann Hardison and Stephen Burrows |  EBONY MAGAZINE 1970’S

Fashion Designer Stephen Burrows and Model Barbara Cheeseborough by Moneta Sleet, Jr.

#NYFW: A pair of pioneers: Model and entrepreneur  Bethann Hardison and fashion designer Stephen Burrows at the opening party for “Tommy” in March 1975. Photo: Corbis

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vintageblackglamour: “ Model Bethann Hardison and designer Stephen Burrows at the opening party for Tommy, March For those of you who may only know her for being Kadeem Hardison’s mother -.

Previously, Bethann Hardison has mounted a campaign for increased diversity in runway shows. Her letters to CDFA showed an egregious lack of non-white models. Today, Hardison talked to Good Morning America with supermodels Iman and Naomi Campbell. Namely, they're not calling anyone the R word, exactly: "Nobody is calling these designers racist," says Iman, "but the act itself is racism."-Shenwan W

Video: Iman, Naomi Campbell, and Bethann Hardison Talk Racism on the Runways

Three models, Naomi Campbell, Bethann Hardison and Iman, discuss campaign for increased diversity on runways.

Bethann Hardison:  "When I started to model, I was so odd-looking; I really looked like a skinny black boy—I had a short Afro, I didn't wear makeup—and believe you me, I got rejected a lot. But I was brought up to believe in myself."

Do You Love the Way You Look?

Bethann Hardison: "When I started to model, I was so odd-looking; I really looked like a skinny black boy—I had a short Afro, I didn't wear makeup—and believe you me, I got rejected a lot. But I was brought up to believe in myself.

Racism on the Runway: How Bethann Hardison’s Diversity Coalition Is Changing Fashion...I feel like the industry is backsliding on this issue. Minorities are even less represented today than they were in the past.

Racism on the Runway: How Bethann Hardison's Diversity Coalition Is Changing Fashion

Racism on the Runway: How Bethann Hardison’s Diversity Coalition Is Changing Fashion.I feel like the industry is backsliding on this issue. Minorities are even less represented today than they were in the past.

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