As we reported earlier, in the midst of NYFW, supermodels Iman and Naomi Campbell along with fashion activist and documentarian Bethann Hardison joined forces to initiate a new call for diversity within the fashion industry. Together, the terrific trio formed a group called the Diversity Coalition, in hopes of drawing attention to the “acts of racism” conducted by several top designers.
Model turned make-up mogul Iman, who has clearly become the power player of the group, expressed her outrage on “Good Morning America” earlier this week, stating that:
“There were more black models working then (in the 70’s). Now it is happening in 2013.”
In addition, Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman and top black supermodel Jourdan Dunn have recently come forward and expressed that they too have experienced racism within the fashion industry. AND THEY ARE NAMING NAMES!
Click to continue for some of fashion’s biggest names, all who are under fire for “acts of racism.” – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie