Naomi Campbell wants to see more black models in fashion industry

October 22nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Naomi Campbell Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Naomi Campbell has slammed fashion label bosses, accusing them of not giving opportunities to black and Asian models.

Breaking down barriers, Campbell became the first black model to appear on the cover of the French edition of Vogue in 1988, later repeating the feat in the magazine’s UK, Japanese and Chinese issues.

But the catwalk queen thinks that 20 years on, models with “blonde hair and blue eyes” are still the first preference, reports Contactmusic.

Campbell believes that the current climate of economic strife is the perfect situation for big labels to try new concepts.

In a message to fans on her blog, the supermodel writes, “Sadly, I don’t see enough black women or any other non-white race in big advertising campaigns. As I have said before, companies are not putting girls of colour in their campaigns especially in the panic of the recession.”

“During any recession, it is at times like these that the companies should be open-minded and come up with inspiring concepts. I love blonde hair and blue eyes but the world is also made up of other colours that are just as inspiring and exciting and should be incorporated in campaigns,” she added. (ANI)

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