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Tiffany & Co. to Sponsor Next Three Whitney Biennials, Model Issa Lish On How Stereotypes Affect the Scouting Process

Plus: A look at how the fashion industry can improve its environmental impact.
The place. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The place. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Tiffany & Co. will be sponsoring the next three Whitney Biennials (in 2017, 2019 and 2021), the contemporary American art exhibit featuring works by emerging artists. The next Biennial will be held at the museum's new building in New York's Meatpacking District. {WWD}

What's one of fashion's dirty little secrets? Up to 3,500 chemical substances — 10 percent of which are hazardous to human health — are used in textile production, most of which are disposed of in public water systems afterwards. While some companies have begun eliminating toxic substances from their supply chains in recent years, Greenpeace's Tristan Tremschnig explores what more needs to be done. {Business of Fashion}

In her latest interview, half-Japanese, half-Mexican model Issa Lish talks about working with Steven Miesel and why there aren't many high-fashion models from Mexico. According to Lish: "I think people have this very literal idea of what Mexico is, based on what they’ve been taught. People assume we’re all short and, like, we live in the sand with donkeys." {}

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