In the 60s, employing black models was almost a political act in France. Yet, two designers dared using models with ebony skin on the catwalk …
In the United States, only white models were allowed to model clothes on the catwalks until the 60s Ebony Fashion Fair turned the tables by scrolling young black women. Yet, the world’s largest traveling fashion show, highlighting black models and… Continue Reading
Black models like Helen Williams and Naomi Sims helps their peer to do their job. But before the apparition of a black consumer market enable the émergence of black models.
Helen Williams and Naomi Sims helped black women to pursue their career as a model. In 60’s in America, young black woman called Donyale Luna enable black models to gain success, she did not open the doors of fashion but… Continue Reading
Naomi was the first. She was the great ambassador for all black people. She broke down all the social barriers. Known for being the first black Supermodel, Naomi Sims has been able to overcome the obstacles to achieve success.
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On the occasion of Fashion Week and following the last controversy over the low number of black models on the catwalk, I wondered what is the place of black beauty in the cutthroat world of modelling. What allows black women… Continue Reading