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Racism in Fashion?

Ok, this doesn't apply to Sephora because they do a good job of showcasing beauty of different races and ethnicities, but my beef lies with the fashion designers, in particular: Dolce and Gabanna, Prada, Dior, etc. It angers me that since they are popular high-end designers, people still support them....ok now I'm starting to babble, I'll get to the point...


My point is that they see white people as high end, elite, and everyone wants to look like them. I have never seen Prada use a black model ever. 


Now there's another question: what about Asian, Hispanic, Indian...?


Yes, they are the minority, however, they get better job openings because of their skin color, which is sad. In 2013, you'd think that there's change, but there's non, nada. Yes, blacks (dark-skinned people) can get sucessful, but that's about it. 


Why post this on Sephora? 


Sephora does a fantastic job of seeing people as beautiful, everybody is beautiful in their own way. Several companies Sephora carries such as Bobbi Brown, Nars, Lancome, etc, they do a wonderful job and they're sucessful. 


I think the biggest problem is that since Dior Prada Coco Chanel, etc are popular brands at the moment, they have extrodinary influence on the way people outlook beauty and since 93 percent of the models they used are white, it's enough to assume that they think whites are super while there are other diversities.




What is your opinion on Racism in fashion? 




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I think racism and sexism exists in the fashion world. It's obvious, but at the same time it's tricky to see. A lot of times I notice only women of colour modeling animal prints.

I added a link to a D&G ad that to me promotes sexism and violence.


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That's true. because they never really see black women as a sign of beauty. Yes there's Naomi Cambell, Tyra Banks etc, but they're tokens- the only two names we know of while there's hundreds of white models which is a shame. 

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But then again, all those hundreds of white models are pretty much nameless. (There is no white Tyra Banks.)  In other words, no one know who they are and they are treated like objects - not people.

Naomi and Tyra and even Nikki Minaj are universal role models to any ethnicity.

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Yes but it seem like they're the ONLY ones. I mean I'm aware there a few more, but the default setting is usually white so.. 

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right...quantity or quality!

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Unfortunately, I see racism everywhere I go not just the fashion industry Smiley Sad


I think that Lancôme does an excellent job with their ads, and Estee Lauder---they usually feature 3 different woman in their magazine ads.



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I really think the black lady in that pic is gorgeous, so is the Asian lady, but it's almost as if they have to work twice as hard to get to where someone who is Caucasian would be in the makeup world, which is sad. I guess not all models are created equal. 

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There is no white Tyra Banks?  I'm confused, who is Coco Rocha, Cindy Crawford, Alessandra Ambrosia, Adrianna Lima, Heidi Klum, Janice Dickinson, Christie Brinkley, Rachel Hunter, Kate Moss, Karlie Kloss, and Shalom Harlow?  Just to name a few.

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