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Stars Talk Fashion Inclusiveness at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Essence magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on Thursday — hosted by Kelly Rowland and honoring Amandla Stenberg, Regina King, Jenifer Lewis and KiKi Layne — was not only a chance to acknowledge actresses in film, but to champion activism and accountability in Hollywood and beyond in a season.
“A lot of what is being worn is being worn by us. There’s no excuse to make mistakes like that anymore,” Cynthia Erivo told WWD on the red carpet, referencing the recent events that have forced Prada and Gucci to pull insensitive product from stores and launch inclusivity initiatives. “There are so many of us who are in fashion that can be informative about that stuff. What should have been was a round of people who saw it before it even reached the sewing machines. It makes no sense to have no people of color veto that vote. We’re not living in a time when we’re not visible. We are very visible.”
“There has to be a difference with who is making the decisions,” echoed Layne. “It’s really wonderful being somebody who can wear the different brands. But who’s actually in those rooms creating? Those creative rooms should look like the world they’re

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