Naomi Campbell Comments on Dearth of Minority Models

October 27, 2009 • Magazine


While accepting the annual Thurgood Marshall College Fund "Front Row" Fashion Icon award, Naomi Campbell had a few choice words for the fashion industry's dearth of models of color. And while she appreciates her 25 years working in the fashion industry, she wants change. 

"There is a small group of people whose minds we have to change because we are living in a multicultural society, " she said, describing the situation as an "injustice." "Nelson Mandela always told me to speak my mind and the consequences will take care of themselves."

Dr. Joyce Brown, president of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Sam Fine, makeup artist, and Andre Walker, Oprah's makeup artist were also honored at the event. 

We agree with Naomi! Something needs to change!

-Nina Krek

Story & Photo Source: WWD

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