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Banana Republic Goes Gay! If You Love Equality, You'll Smile Over These New Ads!

Banana Republic's latest ads star famous gay couple Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus!

Next in line to use “real people” over models to promote their clothes: Banana Republic!

And they've landed on a gay couple, which is sorta appropriate considering the phallic shape of their eponymous fruit. Ha!!

Anyway. Nestled in with a handful of other “real” couples and families is one of the cutest same-sex couples in existence: interior designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent! In case you weren’t aware, Nate’s known for his design work with Oprah while Jeremiah was formerly employed by Rachel Zoe.

The dashing pair poses in multiple amazing pics, and their true love totally shines through!

Trey Laird, the chief creative officer behind the new campaign, explained that the latest ads were meant:

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Banana Republic's latest ads star famous gay couple Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus!Banana Republic's latest ads star famous gay couple Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus!Banana Republic's latest ads star famous gay couple Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus!Banana Republic's latest ads star famous gay couple Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus!Banana Republic's latest ads star famous gay couple Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus!

Donna Karan Uses "Real" People In DKNY's New York Fashion Week Runway

Donna Karan has taken diversity to a whole new level in her DKNY New York Fashion Week presentation!

This whole battle for diversity on the runway has opened up a whole new can of beautiful, diverse worms!

Now, not only are designers and retailers incorporating racially diverse models into their runways and campaigns, they’re also using models that are of all shapes, sizes, and ages!!

The latest designer to do so was Donna Karan (one of the designers specifically called out by Naomi Campbell's Diversity Coalition for using un-diverse models) during her DKNY show at New York Fashion Week on Sunday.

She pulled from BOTH her normal model pool AND from “real people” when it came to selecting catwalkers for her Fall 2014 runway!

The show started with a video talking about the backgrounds of the models, and also was accompanied by a written program that listed off occupations like “night life hostess” and “tattoo artist/ pro skateboarder”.

But Karan had her own reasons, aside from diversity, to switch up her runway peeps!

The designer explained:

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Lanvin's Non-Models Are Quite The Characters!

Because we can't get enough of these non-models modeling, Lanvin's released a behind-the-scenes video of their fall campaign!

In the clip (above) the street cast campaign stars talk about their normal life while wearing really expensive clothes.

Ch-ch-check it out!

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