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Ex-FIT dean says school made her scapegoat in ‘racist’ scandal

An ex-dean of the Fashion Institute of Technology claims that she was made to be a scapegoat in a school scandal after a black model came forward with accusations that a school runway show was racist, new court papers show.

Ousted dean Dr. Mary Davis filed a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit Friday alleging that FIT President Joyce Brown threw her under the bus and defamed her days after The Post revealed that black model Amy Lefevre was allegedly pressured to wear oversized “monkey ears”, red lips and bushy eyebrows that were “clearly racist” — though Lefevre ultimately walked the runway without them.

On Feb. 21, 2020, Brown announced she was placing Davis and MFA Fashion Design Department chair Jonathan Farmer on leave while they investigated the incident.

Brown said in the same statement that “those in charge of and responsible for overseeing the show failed to recognize or anticipate the

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New York fashion week style lessons, from Ella Emhoff’s modelling debut to the return of boho-luxe

Ella Emhoff, stepdaughter of US Vice President Kamala Harris, makes her modelling debut for Proenza Schouler - Proenza Schouler

Ella Emhoff, stepdaughter of US Vice President Kamala Harris, makes her modelling debut for Proenza Schouler – Proenza Schouler

Despite a ragged turn-out by big names, there were some rays of hope at New York fashion week, which came to an end on Thursday. Re-branded the American Collections by an exhausted-looking Tom Ford via a publicised Zoom call on the final day of proceedings, the designer postponed his presentation due to a Covid outbreak at his LA studio. The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) chief promised faithfully to return to New York in September though.

Meanwhile, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs all opted out of NYFW’s scheduled week. Yet bold, beautiful offerings still shook us home-front-row journalists awake, with Gabriela Hearst and Ulla Johnson stealing the crowns from the old-school absentees.

Hearst and Johnson showed digital presentations similar in scope and model

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Are frozen wind turbines to blame for Texas power outages?

<p>Are frozen wind turbines to blame for Texas power outages?</p> (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Are frozen wind turbines to blame for Texas power outages?

(Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Green energy sources are not to blame for the winter storm Uri power blackouts in Texas, experts say.

More than 4.2 million people were left without power after a rare cold front brought record-breaking freezing conditions to the state.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, among others, has tried to point the finger at renewable energy sources such as wind turbines for the rolling blackouts seen in the state.

“So it was all working great until the day it got cold outside. The windmills failed like the silly fashion accessories they are, and people in Texas died,” said Carlson on his Monday show.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called for the state legislature to investigate the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the flow of 75 per cent of power in the state.

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Chic Valentine’s gifts and knights in shining armour: what’s in fashion?

With Valentine’s Day just two sleeps away, fashion’s feeling all loved up. This week, alongside the usual campaigns, collaborations and industry news, we’re bringing you an edit of our favourite lovey-dovey products and capsules for all those yet to pick up a present for their paramours. And if you’re not shacked up, they’ll also make for perfect gifts for… yourself? As the great RuPaul says: “I don’t wanna see any fucking H&—” Wait! Not that one… Here we go: “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” Amen! Here’s what’s in fashion.

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Photography Derek Ridgers. Image courtesy of Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent, be my Valentine!

Take one iconic photographer and an equally iconic French fashion house, and what do you have? A Valentine’s match made by Cupid himself! Saint Laurent is staging an exhibition of photographs by Derek Ridgers, the

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