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People

At star-packed Glamour awards, Malala steals show

Education activist Malala Yousafzai accepts The Women of the Year Fund Honoree Award on stage at the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision /AP Images) by Jocelyn NoveckAP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — There was a flamboyant pop star. A legendary singer. A TV star, some supermodels, and one of the world’s most powerful philanthropists. Even a former secretary of state who may soon be running for president. But of all the prominent women who appeared onstage Monday night at the Glamour Women of the Year awards, no one received more acclaim and adoration than a teenager whom no one had heard of little more than a year ago — 16-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai. “We love you, Malala!” shouted a group of young girls from a high balcony in Carnegie Hall, where the annual event was held. The teenager blew back a kiss, and proceeded to give an impassioned speech.

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Lifestyle

Fashion Watch: Beverly Johnson ‘The Model Who Changed Everything’

Before Beverly Johnson became the first Black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1974, she was already a Glamour covergirl several times over. According to an article in the Huufington Post, the former supermodel-turned-business woman has appeared on 15 Glamour magazine covers — a feat that helped make her a fashion icon. In celebration of Glamour’s 75th anniversary and Beverly’s storied career, the glossy tapped model Arlenis Sosa to interview Ms. Johnson, aka “The Model Who Changed Everything,” for its November issue.

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Lifestyle

Model campaign brings more diversity to runways

In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, file photo, Model Naomi Campbell walks the runway in the Diane von Furstenburg Spring 2014 collection show during Fashion Week, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) by Samantha CritchellAP FAshion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Iman watched the runways like a hawk this Fashion Week — but she wasn’t looking at the clothes. Iman joined with Naomi Campbell and veteran modeling agent Bethann Hardison for an unusual effort they are calling Balance Diversity to bring more Black models to the runway, and they called out designers who whitewash their runways in the process.

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Lifestyle

Fashion Watch: Will there be a boycott?

Fashionistas unite! We may have a reason to put on our pumps and lift our handbags for a boycott of the fashion industry. The question is can we do it? Do we have the strength not to buy the garments designed by the men and women who do not feature women of color on the runway or in the glossy ads?