When Naomi Campbell and Iman started the Diversity Coalition to rid the fashion world of racism, a lot of big names were called out for not using models of color, including Victoria Beckham.
Since the list was released, there were reports that the two Brits were feuding, but according to Naomi that couldn't be further from the truth!
The supermodel revealed:
"I called Victoria and I spoke to her. I don’t want to pin-point anyone. It isn’t a blame game. Everyone’s name was on that letter because they’d done it. It could have been completely unintentional. She is one of the designers on there like anyone else."
Campbell has personal relationships with many of the brands she put on the spot, but when asked if she was afraid she’d compromise any of her friendships, she stated:
"Absolutely not! There is no way to candycoat this sort of thing. You have to be straight. We had the percentages and we were armed with the facts and you can’t be nervous about upsetting people. I speak the truth. People might not like it but I am doing it."
While there have already been some noticeable changes on the runway, there have also been some equally noticeable steps backwards.
Only time will tell if the fashion industry will take what's been laid out by the Diversity Coalition to heart!
[Image via Lia Toby/Daniel Deme/WENN.]
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