The Latest in Fashion News: Singer Erykah Badu for Givenchy Spr '14
When everyone is begging for diversity in the fashion industry, Givenchy listened. The luxury label commissioned R&B/Neo Soul singer Erykah Badu for their Spring 2014 campaign. If you are not familiar with her music, I strongly advice you to take a listen. Not only is she a great artist, she makes for a great model. First known for her towering head wraps, then gravity defying afro; Badu sports a TWA, teeny weeny afro for the ads. What I love about this is that she was not edited to look lighter, you can tell she is a beautiful black woman. Check below to read what Riccardo Tisci had to say about his latest campaign model.
“I discovered a lot of black girls, and I’ve been always supporting them,” he said. “For me, I grew up in a family and I grew up in a culture, an education, that we all are the same… Everybody’s being so cool about Instagram, about Facebook, any media—everybody’s being so open. At the end of the day, why are not so many black girls or Latin girls in shows? When you have an American president who is black! When I see this happening, it’s quite sad, I think. People can be so avant-garde, so advanced, but actually not, because people are still making differences between skin color.”
I like to sound of that!
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