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!