What does endurance mean in your career?
Historic Model and Cultural Beacon Bethann Hardison on Quitting and Endurance
Over the last 50 years of her career, Bethann Hardison has blazed trails with her head held high. She holds a laundry list of titles—model, advocate, muse, mother figure—but no matter what hat she is wearing, she remains a catalyst, taking on structural inequities and racism in the fashion industry and beyond. Currently Gucci’s Executive Advisor for Global Equity and Culture Engagement and sitting on the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s advisory board, Hardison’s work is far from over but, she is also taking a moment to reflect on her tenure as a force for good: A feature-length documentary and memoir are in the works for 2023.