Classic Episode: Living Dolls: A History of Fashion Modeling

When did models begin strutting down the catwalk? Cristen and Caroline size up the history of modeling and how it's influenced beauty culture at large.

Episode sources:

"A History of the Black Supermodel."!HistoryofSupermodel-13ToccaraJones-FB

"Chanel Iman Talks Racism In The Fashion Industry: 'We Already Found One Black Girl. We Don't Need You'."

"Fashion Models Are Workers, Too."

Fashion Models: Image, Text and the Industry.

"How to Be a Supermodel."

"'Mannequin Parade' - The First Fashion Models."

Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women.

"New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks but White Faces Walk."

"The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot."

Academic insights:

"Modelling Femininity." Soley-Beltran, Patricia. European Journal of Women's Studies. August 2004.

"The Ontology of the Fashion Model." Evans, Caroline. AA Files. 2011.

Topics in this Podcast: fashion, Beauty