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Must Read: 'Essence' to Honor Naomi Campbell During NYFW, Why the CFDA/'Vogue' Fashion Fund Misses the Mark on Inclusivity and Diversity

Plus, will European designers ever champion body diversity?
Naomi Campbell. Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImage

Naomi Campbell. Photo: Desiree Navarro/WireImage

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.

Essence to honor Naomi Campbell during New York Fashion Week 
Essence Magazine will celebrate Naomi Campbell at its annual Street Style festival at Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn during New York Fashion Week. The supermodel will be honored along with singer Kelis and fashion influencer Kellie Brown. Teyana Taylor and Afropop star Yemi Alade will also perform at the event. {Page Six

Why the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund misses the mark on inclusivity and diversity 
The CFDA has 500 members and only 15 are Black, and on top of that, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund hasn't had a Black judge on its panel since 2007. With this lack of representation in mind, Channing Hargrove of Refinery29 dug into what it really takes for Black designers to both be selected for and compete in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. {Refinery29

Will European designers ever champion body diversity?
The runways in New York have welcomed plus-size models, but we can't say the same about those in Europe: According to The Fashion Spot's annual diversity report, of the 30 curve models cast in the Fall 2018 shows, only three walked in Paris, while none walked in either London or Milan. In a new piece for Refinery29, Hilary George-Parkin weighs in on what it will take for European fashion to embrace women who wear above a size four. {Refinery29

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A look inside Bill Cunningham's soon-to-be published memoir
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