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Like most other industries, the world of fashion is woefully homogenous, a place where diversity is often conflated with fetishization, and can merely become a fashion trend instead of something real and lasting. When it comes to Fashion Week, the runways are dominated by white bodies. Well, things may finally have begun turning something of a corner. According to a study from the Fashion Spot, Fashion Week was more racially diverse this year than ever before.

The site took a look at 241 fashion shows from New York, London, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks for Fall 2017. Of the 7,035 female models cast, 72.1% were white, and 27.9% were women of color. That’s the highest percentage ever, and 2.5% more than the Spring 2017 show. New York Fashion Week did particularly well, with 31.5% of the casts being women of color (even though this was a slight dip from 2016). Every single runway show at NYFW contained at least one model of color, an industry first.

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Obviously, though, not everything has been solved. Plus size models made up a tiny .43% of the global casting. (New York did cast 26 plus size models, more than ever before.) Only 12 trans models were cast (.17% of castings) and all 12 were in New York. And 21 models over the age of 50 walked, making up .29% of the castings, more than ever before. Clearly the fashion industry still has an enormously long way to go until it accurately represents actual women in a meaningful way. Hopefully people won’t rest even though they’ve hit a new (still depressingly low!) benchmark.