Must Read: Runways Still Dominated by White Models, Miuccia Prada's Influence

And red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk accosts Anna Wintour.
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And red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk accosts Anna Wintour.
Valentino cast predominantly white models at its African-themed spring runway show. Photo: Imaxtree

Valentino cast predominantly white models at its African-themed spring runway show. Photo: Imaxtree

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Monday.

Spring runways still dominated by white models
Though fashion and luxury brands' consumers are growing ever more diverse, the runways are not. According to Business of Fashion's calculations, a full 80 percent of the models who walked this season's big runway shows were white. {Business of Fashion}

Miuccia Prada doesn't "want to do what the others do"
Miuccia Prada is one of the most — if not the most — influential designers in fashion, adding "ugly chic" to the fashion lexicon, changing our perceptions about beauty and taste, and inspiring dozens upon dozens of copycats in the process. In a lengthy interview, Prada talks about her early days in the industry, her design process and her desire to do things differently than everybody else. {The Independent}

Self-funded exhibitions gain popularity with luxury brands
The public's interest in fashion exhibitions have risen dramatically in recent years, but not every brand has gotten the spotlight treatment from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art or London's Victoria & Albert Museum. Undeterred, brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel are hosting exhibitions of their own. {Financial Times}

Karl Lagerfeld to launch e-commerce
Click to it. Come early November, shoppers in 97 countries will be able to order goods from Karl Lagerfeld's eponymous label. The e-commerce launch is expected to quickly account for a double-digit share of revenues, says Karl Lagerfeld Group BV CEO Pier Paolo Righi. {WWD}

Red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk takes on Anna Wintour
After accosting Kim Kardashian, Brad Pitt and Ciara, Ukranian journalist/prankster Vitalii Sediuk waited outside the Chanel show in Paris to confront Vogue editor Anna Wintour, wearing a veil and a single gold glove. He was immediately removed by security. {Daily Mail}