Thursday, 21 February 2008

Beautifully Broken

Beautiful Fashion Week newcomer Jourdan Dunn,17, made history today as the first black model to hit the runway from Prada since Naomi Campbell did as long as 15 years ago.
This all comes at a time where race in fashion is a hot issue. Recently supermodel Naomi Campbell showed support for the Hammersmith born model in her fight to bring more non-white models to the catwalks.

“London's not a white city so why should all our castings be white? I go to castings and see several black and Asian girls, then I get to the show and look around and there's just me and maybe one other coloured face” said Dunn.

Talking about those with darker skin, she said: “They just don't get picked. I hope it's because the designer just didn't think they were good enough as a model but I don't know”.

With Dunn being one of the hottest models hitting the runway this season, hopefully this marks a change in attitudes amongst the fashion industry.

Only time will tell.

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