Iman: Boycott Fashion Labels That Don’t Use Black Models
Supermodel Iman says there should be a boycott of fashion labels that don’t use black models.
Black models make up a very small percentage of models used on the runway and in print.
Iman says labels must begin to take diversity seriously, and that a boycott might be necessary to force their hands.
“It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the Sixties, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott,” Iman said. “If you engage the social media, trust me, it will hurt them in their pockets. If you take it out there, they will feel the uproar.”
“There is something terribly wrong,” she said. “We have a President and a First Lady who are black. You would think things have changed, and then you realise that they have not. In fact, things have gone backwards.”
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