Posted by Vice News on Tuesday, August 31, 2019 12:08:59There are no shortage of women in the fashion industry.
There are fashion designers, fashion designers and fashion bloggers.
But until this year, there was only one woman in the top five in the industry: Halle Berry.
The 30-year-old is the second-most-watched female TV host of all time, behind only Lady Gaga.
And Berry’s recent appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, in which she wore a red leather jacket and white pantsuit, was a momentous one for the fashion media.
While Berry’s appearance at VMAs marked a milestone for the industry, she is just one of many women who have been marginalized or ignored by the industry.
A few weeks ago, I interviewed Berry in New York City, where she was interviewing a group of women who were working to empower women to be more visible and more heard in the world of fashion.
She told me she had been approached by fashion companies that said they didn’t want her to wear anything, but they wouldn’t take no for an answer.
Berry, a vocal advocate for the LGBT community, said that she was surprised that she received no support from the industry when she went to the awards.
“I was told, ‘Halle Berry is not allowed to wear that outfit, she’s not allowed in that show, she can’t wear that dress,'” Berry said.
“And they would say, ‘Oh, you’re an actress, so that’s fine.’
And that was my whole experience, that they don’t see you as an artist.
They don’t recognize you as who you are, and I was like, ‘Why?'”
Berry said that in her experience, the fashion companies she spoke with were just as ignorant as the women she interviewed.
“The first thing they would ask me was, ‘Do you have an interview on the show?
Are you ready to talk to the producers?'”
Berry said, adding that the questions she was asked weren’t about what she did on the runway or how she looks, but about her gender identity.
“You have no right to ask me anything, and that was not the way they treated me,” Berry said in an interview with Vogue magazine.
“It was more about, ‘If you’re a woman in this industry, why are you wearing that dress?'”
As Berry was interviewing women who work in fashion, she noticed that the response was different when she asked about their experience working in the field.
“People were so quick to say, [they were] in the business because they wanted to work in the game,” Berry told me.
“If you had an interview, I’m sure they’d be excited to talk about what it was like for you and why you wanted to come in.
I didn’t get that.
People just wanted to hear about the game.”
Berry told me that she did find some support in the women who interviewed her.
“When I asked why you came to me for a job, it was a lot more honest, because it was more than just ‘Are you the one?'”
Berry told Vogue.
“That was the most honest, honest thing I ever heard.
They were very honest.”
The women I spoke to said that there is still a long way to go before the industry acknowledges and celebrates all of the work and accomplishments of women.
“For many years, we were told we weren’t a part of the industry because we were women, because we weren- er, because I’m Latina,” said Vanessa Cascada, who is currently the co-founder of the New York Fashion Week, a fashion and fashion-focused festival that is one of the most influential events of its kind.
“We are the one’s, and we are the only’s, of the marginalized, and if we don’t come together and do something about it, we’re gonna keep falling.”
Berry’s experience is one that I’ve seen firsthand, but I can tell you that in some of the bigger cities where I live, it’s a different story.
At New York’s Fashion Week last year, I was approached by three designers who wanted to talk fashion and spoke to me on a regular basis.
They told me they were looking for a model for their show, and they wanted me to meet with them.
“They just wanted me in a dress,” Berry explained.
“But the reason I asked was because they didn, in fact, have an actress in their show.
And the fact that I wanted to do that, and the fact they didn’s it just seemed so odd to me.
I thought, ‘Wait, that’s the same thing that’s been happening in my life, I think?'”
Berry and I spoke by phone for a few minutes, and she said she was excited to be able to speak about her experience with fashion.
“There’s no question that I am one of those women,” Berry, who lives in New Orleans, told me about