Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Armani use ONE token BLACK.
Eyes are on an industry that season after season watches fashion design houses consistently use of one or no models of color.
No matter the intention, the result is racism.
Not accepting another based on the color of their skin is clearly beyond “aesthetic” when it is consistent with the designer’s brand.
Whether it’s the decision of the designer, stylist or casting director, that decision to use basically all white models, reveals a trait that is unbecoming to modern society.
It can no longer be accepted, nor confused by the use of the Asian model.
September 9, 2013
LONDON RESPONDS: The British Fashion Council wasted little time in responding to charges of racial discrimination on London runways. BFC spokeswoman Gemma Ebelis e-mailed The Diversity Coalition Thursday, according to Bethann Hardison, the activist and former model championing the campaign.
British Fashion Co “While the British Fashion Council does not organize model castings for London Fashion Week, as its governing body, we assert that all participating designers should recognize that London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and should consider reflecting this demographic at their shows and presentations,” Ebelis wrote. “Model representation and welfare is extremely important to us and I would be very happy to meet with you to discuss things further if you wish.”
Updated- Thanks SG2!
These designers don’t care about diversity. If they did, they’d get their head out their ass and the 1970’s and INCLUDE women of color in their shows.