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Must Read: Front Rows Are Still Lacking in Racial Diversity, 'Vogue' to Launch an Exclusive Membership Club in 2019

Plus, Shonda Rhimes taps former "Elle"'s Robbie Myers to oversee her website.
Editors front row at the Spring 2019 Christopher Kane show. Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images 

Editors front row at the Spring 2019 Christopher Kane show. Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images 

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Racial diversity is still lacking in the front row and behind the scenes 
Spring 2019 was the most diverse season ever on the runway. And while we should still celebrate the progress made on the catwalk, fashion still has a long way to go when it comes to the people in the front row and behind the scenes. "The contrast between the diversity of the models and the uniformity of the people watching them was striking," Vanessa Friedman writes in a piece for The New York Times. "Not in terms of celebrity guests — Amandla Stenberg and Spike Lee were popular invites — but in terms of the industry power structure itself: the editors, retailers and decision makers." {The New York Times

Vogue to launch an exclusive membership club in 2019
In an effort to sell access, experiences and style to readers beyond its magazine and website, Vogue is preparing to launch a new membership club, called In Vogue. The group will grant deep-pocketed fans of the glossy access to exclusive content, advice from the magazine's editors and entrance into events that are rarely open to the public. The range of offerings will be available in tiered pricing models, reaching up to $100,00 a year, and will be open to consumers globally starting in the first quarter of 2019. {Business of Fashion

Shonda Rhimes taps former Elle editor-in-chief to oversee her website 
Shondaland has hired Robbie Myers, the former editor-in-chief of Elle, to oversee the content strategy and editorial coverage for, a new Hearst Digital Media site. Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter that she's thrilled to have Myers join the Shondaland team: "Her commitment to culture, inclusive perspective and fearless passion for storytelling are a perfect match for our expanded vision of's future." {The Hollywood Reporter

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