Art & Culture
White And Black Fashion: Aspiring African Model Recreates Popular Ad Campaigns
White And Black Fashion: Aspiring African Model Recreates Popular Ad Campaigns Starring Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, And Kate Moss In A Bid To Show The Need For Diversity In The Modeling Industry
In recent years the modeling industry has made some serious strides in the fight for diversity, however as one African model points out with an assortment of photos from her social experiment , it still has a long way to go before we will see true diversity.
Deddeh Howard, who was bred in Liberia and now a transplant of Los Angeles, faced some serious issues in her accesdenced, into the modeling industry. She has been told by tons of high-end fashion agencies ‘thanks but no thanks’, explaining that they already have enough black models on their rosters.
To draw awareness around the issues circulating diversity in the fashion industries, she calls for much need visibility among black models, by recreating some of today’s biggest designer campaigns, where she opts to take the place of stars like Gisele Bundchen, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Kate Moss.
Double Trouble: The recreation of several high-profile fashion campaigns from Model Deddeh Howard can be seen on her instagram page this one is from Vivra campaign featuring supermodel Gisele Bundchen
The original: The chocolate bombshell teamed up with photographer Raffael Dickreuter for the project, and the two imitated ads like this Victoria’s Secret one starring Candice Swanepoel down to every minutiae detail. Deddeh has been quoted saying she wants to draw attention to the need for more diversity in the modeling industry.
Spot the difference? The model and photographer recreated every pose and lighting technique of each shot