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African-American Model Denounces Lack of Diversity In Fashion

Remember, 78% of the models appearing in the advertisements of the spring-summer 2016 season are Caucasian, according to the Diversity Report study conducted by The Fashion Post. The black mannequins represent only 8.3% of the models, while the Asian mannequins: 4%.

To point out the lack of diversity in advertising campaigns, model Deddeh Howard, who was born and raised in Liberia, decided to launch the “Black Mirror” project, and to divert the famous commercials from luxury brands, From Dolce & Gabbana to Chanel, through Gucci, embodied by overexposed Gigi Hadid, Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss and other Kendall Jenner.
One can thus see the model with the ebony skin resume the same pauses as its counterparts Caucasian, in a montage mirror effect contrasted to give more impact to his message.

“At a time when blacks are visible in the media but underrepresented at important events such as the Oscars, and they remain the target of the police, I felt it was time to do something Something positive to inspire my community, “said Deddeh Howard, now based in Los Angeles, on his Secret of DD website.

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Photos : un model afro-américain dénonce le manque de diversité dans la mode

Photos : un model afro-américain dénonce le manque de diversité dans la mode

Photos : un model afro-américain dénonce le manque de diversité dans la mode

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