Erykah Badu Named New Face of GIVENCHY’s Spring Campaign

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Definitely a great choice. This should also be a serious wake-up call to those designer brands that it’s time and inevitable that they will have to add much more models of color. The fact that white models are used pretty much exclusively is garnering more and more backlash and their own customers will speak out and demand to see models who look like them. Change happens slow but this is at least a bold move by Riccardo Tisci .

via Daily Mail
R&B singer Erykah Badu has been signed as the face of Givenchy’s spring 2014 campaign in reaction to a fashion industry tendency to use predominantly white models on the runway.

The label’s creative director Riccardo Tisci said that, though unexpected, Badu’s casting in the campaign makes perfect sense since she was one of the inspirations behind the collection it features.

Tisci called her an ‘icon’ and told Style.com that Badu, 42, is ‘one of the most stylish women I’ve met in my life.’

He said: ‘It’s 2013…At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think.
‘People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.’

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