Racks of Burberry trenches hit our shores each year - now Christopher Bailey wants us to return the favor. The checked designer was in Chicago last week for a Burberry fashion show, and the local models used on his runway made quite an impression - According to Time Out Chicago, Bailey booked several of them for his Milan runway next month. Stranger discoveries have certainly happened, and remember that Cindy Crawford developed in Chicago 20 years ago - it's also Erin Heatherton's hometown. Who's next? Maybe Shaletta Porterfield from Ford - Andre Leon Talley reportedly called the Vogue home office about her, and today, WWD runs a photo of her storming the Burberry show. Look out, Milan!
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The Changing Face of the All-American Model
Over the past 50 years, the U.S. population has become increasingly diverse: According to the most recent census, 36% of the American population now identifies as non-Caucasian--that's in comparison to just 16% in 1970. The idea of what it means to be American and to look American this July 4, 2013, is vastly different than the July 4ths of half a century ago. So how has this changed the American beauty ideals, and, by default, the American modeling industry?