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Less Than Half of the Top 12 Models of New York Fashion Week Fall 2020 Were Women of Color

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While we’re already well underway over in Milan, we’ve still got a bit of New York Fashion Week business to take care of. We’ve already covered the top trends, the best beauty looks and our forum members’ favorite and least favorite shows so what’s left? Counting down the top models, of course.

For Fall 2020, only four of the top 12 models in the Big Apple were women of color. Pretty disappointing, we know. But there were some familiar faces. Street style maven Sora Choi tops the list with an incredible list of big-name shows (she even opened Vera Wang and closed Tory Burch). Texas’ own Sara Grace Wallerstedt racked up 10 shows, including Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors Collection and Anna Sui. And French stunner Cyrielle Lalande once again finds herself in top model company.

Technically, there was a five-way tie for second and a seven-way tie for first. But we chose to break those ties by taking into consideration openings and closings and who walked for the most high-profile fashion houses.

Ready to see which models scored the top spots at New York Fashion Week? Check out the slideshow above to see who earned the most runway miles. And make sure you check back next month to see how many of them also appear on our top models of Fashion Month Fall 2020 tally.

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