LOS ANGELES (AP) — While bass-heavy music pounds, an actor impersonating President Barack Obama dances, mugs for the camera and raps about the health care…
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.
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.
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?