Model Search

Minette Marrin of the Times Of London took a page from our book and counted the number of black fashion models in glossy magazines. She found (surprise!) that "there were hardly any ethnic models, and few of those were black." While Jourdan Dunn is emerging as a new black supermodel in the UK, she is just one face in a billion-dollar industry. Sarah Doukas, head of the Storm modelling agency, to which Jourdan is signed, (and who famously discovered Kate Moss) says: "It's ridiculous that we have so little diversity in our idea of beauty. Globally, I think a huge change is about to happen. I'm optimistic. I think people will come to feel again that diversity is much more interesting than the rather bland, generic look we've seen so much of for so long." Let's hope so. [Times Of London]