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A Fashion Show Closed To "Formation" With All White Models And People Were Pissed

"Now all WHITE ladies now let's get in formation."

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Misha Collection, a Melbourne fashion company, closed its Australian Fashion Week show with a group of models walking to Beyoncé’s black pride anthem, "Formation." But many people are angry because the group didn't include a single black model.

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The song is an unapologetic celebration of black culture — "I like cornbreads and collard greens, bitch" — and beauty — "I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils."

In fact, the song is so politically charged that Beyoncé has defended the music video against accusations that it is "anti-police" for featuring images inspired by Black Lives Matter protests.


People noticed the what they called a glaring omission of any black models in the show.

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The Fashion Spot, an online fashion community, found that only about 25% of models cast for all of the Fall 2016 season's shows were models of color.

But this is actually an improvement. The Spring 2016 season was 77.6% white and the Fall 2015 season was 80% white, according to the site's statistics.

Misha Collection and IMG Models did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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