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At NYFW, racial diversity is down, but body diversity is up. Is this real progress?

Yet again, Kanye West had the most diverse show of the year.

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Hand-painted illustrations from NYFW capture the simple beauty of a well-made garment

Fashion illustrator James Skarbek drew nine looks from New York Fashion Week.
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15 images that show this was the most diverse NYFW ever

There were some beautifully diverse moments behind the scenes.
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When Marc Jacobs models wear dreadlocks it's "high fashion" — not so for everyday POC

Hair stylist Guido Palau said he wasn't inspired at all by Rasta culture when designing the 'do.
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Diversity on the runway is on the rise, but designers of color are still being ignored

Designer LaQuan Smith opens up about the struggles — and triumphs — he's faced.
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Kelly Osbourne sparks fervent backlash after wearing cornrows to NYFW

She sat front row at designer Xuly Bet's runway show.

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Ashley Graham talks the importance of body-inclusive NYFW runway shows

'Mic' spoke with the model after her NYFW Addition Elle runway show.
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'Stranger Things' leading ladies Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown reunite at NYFW

They sat front row at Coach's runway presentation on Tuesday.

The one thing missing from J. Crew’s “real people” presentation: body diversity

Instead of casting models, the brand asked "real people who wear J.Crew" to model in its NYFW presentation.
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We need to talk about Teyana Taylor at New York Fashion Week

Is she the true star of NYFW? Maybe so.

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Serena Williams uses her NYFW show to offer a powerful statement on female empowerment

She recited an original spoken word poem at her presentation.

Rapper Young Paris accuses designer Patricia Field of selling coat with blackface cartoon

The jacket was painted by artist Suzan Pitt and sold by Patricia Field.
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Why Alexander Wang's "exclusive" new T-shirts "you can't buy anywhere" are bullshit

'The Cut' believes that only the models from Alexander Wang's NYFW show have access to these tees.
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Meet Torraine Futurum, the young trans model who's already a NYFW veteran

"None of this was in my plan. None of it."
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Whoopi Goldberg adds model to her prolific resume, making NYFW runway debut at 60

Fashion brand Opening Ceremony held a political pageant in lieu of a fashion show.

At NYFW, Chromat shows everyone how beautiful diversity really is — yet again

The label now has a reputation for bringing models who break the mold to the runway.
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Kylie Jenner wears du-rag to NYFW, prompts Twitter backlash for cultural appropriation

Once again, Jenner frustrates fans by co-opting black culture.

The designers of color you should know about showing at New York Fashion Week

Here's a full list of designers of color showing at NYFW.
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Acid attack survivor Reshma Banoo Qureshi just made her debut at New York Fashion Week

At just 19 years old, she's making a huge difference.

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Kanye West's Yeezy Season 4 fashion show was a celebration of black beauty

It all went down in a park on Roosevelt Island.
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New York Fashion Week fall 2016 schedule: which designers are showing and when

Here is the complete guide to NYFW's runway shows and presentations.
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From Chanel to Westwood, 5 times fashion week was about making a political statement

Over the past few years, designers have used their shows to address feminism and police brutality.

Mic's New York Fashion Week coverage brings you all the stories that matter from the fashion industry's biannual showcase.