Alek Wek. South Sudanese super model and missionary for World Vision. First African model to appear on Elle and often took on the role as the bride in Larcroix’s shows
Ajak Deng. South Sudanese-Austrailian model. Campaigns for Louis Vuitton and Kate Spade
I know 1,000 something reblogs is nothing unique, but it means so much to me. Thank you.
It is wonderful to know that beauty in this picture has been embraced not only once but at least one thousand times.
Unfortunately Nilotic beauties and other dark skin women have been especially underrepresented these past few seasons (show, campaign, cover and editorial wise). I think we need to ask designers and CEOs of the leading houses such as Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Chanel Calvin Klein, Saint Laurent etc. and major magazines and their editor-in-chief like Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar to reconsider their choices they ultimately are responsible for.
Send an e-mail to their customer service department, enter their stores and challenge the managers; ask them “Is my race an issue with becoming a customer, because your shows/advertisments would say it is” or simply post “DIVERSITY IS BEAUTY” on the brand’s social media outlets. This is 2014 seeing a beautiful caucasian, asian, hispanic and african woman representing luxury shouldn’t be an issue.