Last Monday, twenty-five black models walked for Zac Posen’s Fall 2016 collection at the New York Fashion Week. In an industry where black women are few and far between on the runway, this move caught the attention of many, even making headlines in the New York Times citing fashion week’s ‘shift toward diversity’. Though the response to Posen’s highlighting of black models has largely been positive, there are those who refuse to let black girls rock.
Some folk are used to cultural appropriation. And they think they are entitled to do it. Zac Posen broke ranks this year. And some of his usual fans aren't exactly throwing rose petals at his feet.
By the way? ZAC POSEN ROCKS