Monday, July 28, 2008
Naomi Campbell explains why she doesn't stop.
Naomi Campell has been ruling the runways for more than two decades now, and unlike most of the supermodels of the late 80's does not plan on stopping. Unless there is a change in the lack of black models on the runways.
"I'm very grateful for my career, but I worry for the girls after me for the opportunities they get the way they get treated. And this is one of the reasons I still do what I do," she told Reuters during an interview while in "For me, it is something that is history-making. Something that I'm going to keep forever,"
She also discusses that in this years Paris Haute Couture "there was only one black girl out of all the shows. It cannot be a trend."
and New York had the least black models on its runways last year.
Campbell who was in Abuja and Nigeria's commercial capital , during the interview, was there over the weekend to help promote a series of summer concerts and fashion shows, that display African music and fashions.
for more info on Ms. Campbells interview check yahoo.com's news section
you should definitely check out http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/19/fashion/19BLACK.html
which goes even deeper into the topic of the discrimination of black models in the fashion industry, it features Steven Meisel the photographer behind the history making July issue of Vogue Italia and Franca Sozzani the editor at Vogue Italia. and get there takes on the issue