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.
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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 Shondaland.com, 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 Shondaland.com's future." {The Hollywood Reporter

Grace Coddington interviews Sofia Coppola
On the second episode of "Face to Grace," Grace Coddington interviews legendary director Sofia Coppola at Mr Chow's, the famous Midtown eatery owned by Coddington's former husband. The two self-professed introverts talk Marc Jacobs dinner parties, their long-standing interests in fashion and, obviously, Marie Antoinette. You can watch the full interview here. {Vogue U.K.

Meet Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebout, the styling duo who now dress Lady Gaga
Perhaps no one person has undergone more style transformations than the singer-turned-actress Lady Gaga. At present, the "A Star is Born" lead has traded her kitschy costumes and raw-meat get-ups for elegant ensembles fit for a Hollywood icon. Ahead of awards season, Vogue U.K. caught up with Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebout, the styling duo now responsible for dressing the pop provocateur and soon to be award-winning actress. {Vogue U.K.

Aleali May unveils two upcoming Jordan releases
Aleali May has two forthcoming releases: an all-pink Air Jordan 6 and faux fur-lined Air Jordan 1. She shared a video of the two new styles on her Instagram, below, but details are sparse regarding an exact release date. According to Hypebae, it has been confirmed that both models are slated to be exclusive for friends and family only. {Hypebae

SSENSE commissioned a "Gossip Girl"-themed short film about capitalism
Inspired by "Gossip Girl," SSENSE's latest video endeavor is a three-minute film on capitalism. The video, entitled "Obama Baroque," contains our favorite Upper East Side characters wearing prep school costumes made by Vaquera — but instead of dealing with high-school drama, they're rehashing the 2008 economic crash and its aftermath. You can get your "Gossip Girl" fix, and learn more about the state of our economy, here. {Dis.art

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