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News Brief: Raf Simons Reflects on Three Years at Dior, White Models Dominate Spring 2015 Campaigns

And a look at how The New York Times's investigation into nail salons could transform the industry.
Photo: Dior

Photo: Dior

These are the stories making headlines in fashion this afternoon.

Raf Simons Reflects on Three Years at the Helm of Dior
The Business of Fashion sat down with Raf Simons for an in-depth interview on the day of Dior’s resort 2016 show in Cannes. Coming up on three years at the creative helm of the LVMH-owned fashion house, Simons discusses the challenges of designing on a larger scale while respecting the legacy of Christian Dior. {The Business of Fashion}

Think Twice Before Booking Your Next Mani Pedi
What will the New York Times’s investigative series on the exploitation of manicurists ultimately mean for New York City's 2,000 salons? While many are sure to close, expect to see more socially conscious salons proliferate as well. {Fashionista}

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Fashion Industry Still Marked By Lack of Diversity
The Fashion Spot examined women’s fashion print ads for spring 2015 and found — surprise, surprise — a notable lack of diversity in terms of race, body type and age. For example, 84.7 percent of the models in the ads surveyed were white, almost exactly the same percentage who appeared in fashion campaigns the year before. {The Fashion Spot}

"Insta-fame": A New Metric for Booking Models
Clients are now demanding that models have a strong social media presence. Following the success of models like Gigi Hadid and Mimi Elashiry, some are even demanding a minimum of 100,000 followers. {Daily Mail}

We Saw "Mad Max" and So Should You
Two of Fashionista's own checked out "Mad Max: Fury Road" before its opening tomorrow — for the models, obviously — and enjoyed every heart-stopping minute of it. {Fashionista}