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Models present creations at the Prada fashion show in Milan, Italy.   © Reuters

Is high-end fashion blind to Asian models?

Burberry, Prada, Dior's models do not reflect their customer bases

BEN HEUBL, Data journalist | Europe

LONDON -- The fashion industry has never been far from controversy when it comes to accurately representing "real people." Often the criticism centers on unrealistically thin models, but the issue is equally pertinent in relation to race.

While few data scientists would consider themselves qualified to dictate to a magazine editor which model should adorn the next front cover, we do have our uses. 

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