Iman in ‘racist’ label boycott

Posted by: on Aug 14, 2013 | No Comments

Supermodel and fashion guru, Iman, is demanding an end to racist fashion campaigns after making several statements about the decline of African models in the fashion industry.

She told New York Times there was a need to boycott designers who do not use diverse models. “There is something terribly wrong. We have a president and a first lady who are black. You would think things have changed, and then you realize that they have not. In fact, things have gone backwards.”

The 58-year-old cosmetics businesswomen drew attention to the lack of black women on the catwalk by threatening to boycott racist fashion labels. She added: “It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the 60s by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott. If you engage the social media, trust me, it will hurt them in their pockets. If you take it out there, they will feel the uproar.”