by TV One Staff
May 25, 2017
For good reason, designer brands are looking to sprinkle #BlackGirlMagic into their fashion campaigns.
Currently on our radar are Jourdan Dunn and Vanessa Williams’ daughter, Jillian Hervey (musically known as Lion Babe), who have been tapped to model the latest threads in the Michael Kors Summer 2017 campaign titled “The Walk:”
Jourdan Dunn Joins Michael Kors the Walk for Summer Michael Kors is pleased to announce Jourdan Dunn as the latest face of its street style campaign Michael Kors The Walk. Read More: http://www.godubai.com/citylife/press_release_page.asp?PR=121824&Sname=LifeStyle @michaelkors @jourdandunn #TheWalk #MichaelKorsTheWalk #Summer2017 #MichaelKors #JourdanDunn #fashion #stylish #handbags #bags #MK #beautiful #loveit #awesome #nice #chic #instagood #instalike #like4like #likeforlike #worldprnetwork
We’ve noticed that designer brands have been paying a lot more attention to adding models of color to their advertising. Far too often, there is only one model of color (usually racially ambiguous) present in these kinds of campaigns, if at all. We have to admit that we were shocked when Gucci had an all Black cast for their Pre-Fall 2017 campaign, “Soul Scene:”
Set in the rich and colorful dancehalls of the Mildmay Club in London, a short preview of the #GucciPreFall17 campaign film, launching soon. Photographer: @_glen_luchford Creative direction and styling: #AlessandroMichele Art director: @christophersimmonds Soundtrack: “The Night” Written by: Bob Gaudio e Al Ruzicka Performed by: Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons © EMI Music Publishing Italia S.r.l.
And although we hope that this recent surge of placing Black models in designer ads is more than “a trend for now,” we are more than happy to see our own being celebrated.
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