Monday, January 26, 2009

Model Of the Moment (female): Chanel Iman



Chanel Iman on Page Six magazine, featured in NY POST Newspaper



Confession of a black top model: In Page Six Magazine interview, Chanel speaks her mind about what's it like to be a top black model. Her response:

"“It’s not just black girls. It’s ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really don’t see a lot of Asians either. A lot of designers think that if every girl on the runway looks exactly alike, then people will come to the shows and buy the clothes because they won’t be focusing on the models….It’s not even just runway either… us ethnic girls should be getting a lot of the covers too! I would love to be on half of the campaigns these [white] girls are booking, all looking exactly alike. It’s not right. It’s not fair.”

I agree with her! I do believe designers use all look alike models so the customers don't focus on models and also S/S09 ad season so far, there are only a few (2-3) black models, something has to be done.



In the AD above, can you spot out Toni? Nimue? Victoriya?, Ymre? Katrin? right away?? They all look alike in some sense! Don't get me wrong I love all these girls and like the AD but i would love to see some color woman in it. Please leave your comment on this issue. I would love to know what yours opinion. Thank you!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

everything is fair in fashion. She needs to stop crying about it

Anonymous said...

I agree with Chanel Iman. its not fair. The fashion industry needs to do something about this.

ariel romano said...

i must say i have to agree both with you and chanel iman. all these girls are gorgeous indeed, but they tend to look alike MOST OF THE TIME and it's kinda tiring.
i wish designers loved variety as well as i do.
keep on with this great blog!

-ari

Eddie said...

I agree with ari. it is tiring after a while to see all look alikes again and again in every damn ad.
nice blog.

Anonymous said...

"everything is fair in fashion. She needs to stop crying about it"

Are you serious??? What is the matter with you??

Anonymous said...

"everything is fair in fashion. She needs to stop crying about it"

IGNORANT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Chanel is awesome, but that picture is not the best pic of her..page 6 could have chosen some another pic.

The Stiletto Effect said...

I love her, she is really pretty!

Sohyle said...

Thank you for for opinions. I do see that one person didn't find anything wrong with the issue, but I respect that. I was asking to be honest so I respect the honesty, and thanks to all who like my blog. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

I heart CHANEL!
nice blogggg

ryder said...

hmp...i don not agree with chanel. its not about casting directors, its about client who at the very end decide. and most of all: models sell clothes not their own looks so... i know, i will get negative response now, and truly i supprt great looking girls as hye, arlenis, austria, hyoni, etc etc... but i cant listen to this anymore. why dont we open new topic? male models. do you see them as much? no. i wanna see more male models of all races getting the covers. and while am i speaking about it, do u remeber vogue japan? im sure u do. who was on the cover? and the market is japan. i do agree that for every market you should adjust the face. as they separate the models: commercial, editorial, catwalk, everythng etc...

oh pls, do not respond me in a negative way. im for everything except negativity. and discrimination.

Sohyle said...

Thank you being honest Ryder. Thats exactly what I was looking for!! Thanks again