What happen to all the minorities?

January 24, 2009

Uber gorgeous fashion model Chanel Iman is making waves in the modeling world with her frank discussion about not only the lack of African American models in couture but even the lack of minority models also.


Iman remarks 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…” Muse says – Phooey. There are some beauitful minority LEGENDS who know how to work the clothes so that they show off the designers creations. And let’s just be real, the fashion shows are not just about clothes anymore- models run the scene. My final note before I illustrate my point is that if you’re worried about the model upstaging your clothes- ur doing something quite wrong.

African/Carribean/Black/African American Models:


Naomi                                                    Alek                                                   Iman


Jourdan                                           Tyra                                                           Liya (my fav)

Hispanic Models:


Arlenis                                                Daniela                                         Sessilee


Cecilia                                                Camila                                           Bruna



Carol                                                               Kangana                                             Lakshmi


Du Juan                                                   Han Jin                                                Mo Wandan

And these are just a selection…. so no Arak Yeramyan, there are more minority models to choose from. You just don’t care to take the time to look!


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