FASHION QUOTABLE: Chanel Iman
Jan 26, 2009 - by Princess Glover
One of the it models of the moment, Chanel Iman, shares her grievances in the latest issue of Page Six Magazine on what it means to be a model of color these days. Personally, I feel as though the fashion industry has become much more inclusive as of late. There seems to be a burgeoning transgression of more ethnic faces on runways and magazine covers, and designers have definitely stepped it up since the days of Naomi in her prime. But then again, all may not be what it seems
Its not just black girls. Its ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really dont 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 wont be focusing on the models.Its not even just runway either us ethnic girls should be getting a lot of the covers too! I would love to be on half of the campaigns these [white] girls are booking, all looking exactly alike. Its not right. Its not fair.