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One Black Model On How Natural Hair Has Evolved On The Runway

I’ve grown accustomed to people gazing during New York Fashion Week. In the midst of chaos, it can be cathartic to simply observe and take in all that’s happening backstage. Of course, the crowd includes exceptionally beautiful models, who are prime sources for beauty advice.

This season has been particularly gratifying because melanin levels were higher than usual. Runway diversity is still a major issue, but of all the Fashion Weeks I’ve attended, this go-around included more Black models than ever, including Crystal Noreiga.

First, let’s reflect on how gorgeous she is:

The 22 year old is a regular on the runway circuit and this season, she walked in over eight shows, including Phillip Lim and Lela Rose.

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