Fashion icons Naomi Campbell, Iman and Bethann Hardison sat down with ABC News’ Juju Chang to speak out about the lack of “models of color” on 2013 the model runway.
Now, as part of an advocacy group called “Diversity Coalition,” Campbell, beauty icon Iman and former model-turned-advocate Bethann Hardison are taking the unprecedented step of naming high-profile designer names who they say are sending a negative message by appearing to define beauty and high fashion as virtually all white.
In an open letter to the governing bodies of fashion weeks across the globe, based on what they saw at last season’s fall shows, Campbell, Iman and Hardison name designers Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Armani and others for using just “one or no models of color” in the fall shows, which featured dozens of models, calling it a “racist act.”
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