Chanel Iman strikes a pose for the cover of Page Six Magazine.
Don’t underestimate Chanel Iman; she’s not just a pretty face. In her interview with Page Six, Chanel Iman speaks frankly (and intelligently) about the lack of diversity on runaways and magazine covers:
“It’s not just black girls. It’s ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really don’t 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 won’t be focusing on the models. So they’re scared to use ethnic girls from all over the world because people would focus on [the models] – ‘Oh my god, she’s so beautiful. Look at her face!’ – and not on the clothes,” Chanel says. “It’s 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. It’s not right. It’s not fair.”
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