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gaelgirl gaelgirl 9 years
ok, that first model's neck is really messed up! i bet she gets tons of back aches.
lizogumbo lizogumbo 9 years
The truth is that the world is an ufair place. So while the colored industry prim and pram as they ask the magazines and runways to get a little tan, why dont we (the colored fashion industry)(designers, fashion magazines and modeling agencies steered by people of color), use our own to achieve what's never been seen or heard...... Lets work with what we have to get to where we wanna get to.....maybe the other side of the game will catch up and come back home!!! but the bottom line is working towards our goals, to finally achieve them, in whatever way! Lets not make anything a black and white excuse, coz far as I am concerned, the bottom line is success!..... We also run things in this piece! Liz, Imani Int Model Management.
BeautyEditor BeautyEditor 9 years
Where's the image of Chanel Iman? She's African American + Asain (Korean). Interesting that she's left out here.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
It's the fashion industry. I also didn't see any women over 112 pounds. Or any women under 5'9"!!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
So what if the designer didnt want to look like "united colors of Benetton" if he or she wanted tall redheads, than there you go, its not discriminating. If Kimora Lee Simmons wanted all african american/asians for Baby Phat no one would blink an eye.
socialitebabe socialitebabe 9 years
I agree that the industry lacks diversity however as a mixed woman I find it equally wrong that black women in America rarely get a model that looks like them. I mean its great we have models from Africa and such but they do not look like an American Black woman! I would love to see a woman who looks like me or any of my fellow sisters on the runways!
gretagirl gretagirl 9 years
I think that, fortunately, we are entering into a more global world where, as Wenlan said, the modern women of the world are more diversified. So it is only a matter of time before the catwalks and runways reflect that.
tralalala tralalala 9 years
I just want to add- please keep in mind that I'm not saying its a good thing and I'm not saying how it is everytime, that's just what I've been told, and what my roommate had been taught. you always pick the model that will look best in the clothes.
tralalala tralalala 9 years
models are human clothing racks. They're thin so the clothes will hang on them properly, and most of them are super pasty white because clothes stand out more on a white background. Some clothes stand out better on a really dark background which is why the few really successful runway models of african descent are generally really dark skinned- those are things I learned from my former roommate who was going to fashion school. Yeah, it sucks, but if you're going to go into an industry where everything is based on how you look, don't be suprised when you're judged by the way you look.
indielove indielove 9 years
It's no secret that beauty is defined a CERTAIN way in today's public image. I'm not going to waste my time with this fight but I know the truth and I believe that women of color are JUST AS GORGEOUS as the 'ideal beauty'. Sorry but to me intelligence, uniqueness, and passionate natures are far more appealing, beautiful AND sexy.
foxie foxie 9 years
Golly, the whole dang world is racist, huh?
Tally Tally 9 years
As a woman of color and self proclaimed fashionista, I've definitely noticed our lack of representation on the run way. Unfortunately, I think that as far as we've come, there is still very much an ideal beauty image, and that the same "powers that be" that tell us size 0 is beautiful also have their preferential skin color.
sweety54992003 sweety54992003 9 years
Ok what about all the brazilians models. Giselle, Adriana, Alessandra. I know lots more from south america.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
Eastern Europe, Canada and south America, with a few Sudanes models thrown in.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I think they have come along way when it comes to diversity. But they still need to add more. And they really need to stop trying to make everyone look alike too.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 9 years
I think that alot of the models do look the same. But it seems like every model I know of is from South America.
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