Muse Magazine

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

WARDROBE: Baby steps

Speaking of the dearth of models of color on the runway, we forgot to mention that Marc Jacobs cast three black models in his Marc by Marc Jacobs show, which is more than the usual one or two cast in most shows. Baby steps, baby steps.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Kara said...

From what I hear, Marc is always looking for beautiful black girls to use in his shows. The agents just never send them

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

But if you ask me, three is still not enough when you consider that he cast 53 models in the show

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Kara said...

Yeah but you're failing to think about the fact that blacks are a minority in society in general. so 3 people out of 53 is about right. or sounds representative of what the country looks like

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

I COMPLETELY disagree. 3 black models out of an entire show of 53 does not represent society to me. And I think it's troubling that you excuse it by saying blacks are a minority to begin with.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Kara said...

I'm not excusing anything. Just pointing out that Marc always makes an effort.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kara -

if you knew anything about how the industry (the model/casting side)works, then you would be as annoyed with this statement,

"From what I hear, Marc is always looking for beautiful black girls to use in his shows. The agents just never send them"

as I am.

A large number of the 53!! models who were cast were "requested" to come in and be seen by marc and his creative team....

very few models cast in a huge show like his are "finds"
it is all VERY deliberate and your statement is ridiculous and misguided, i am sorry to say.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Kara said...

I love this site but you guys are being very touchy. It's a fact that the agents don't send out Afro-American girls. Designers will request to see a girl who fits the look or mood of their collection. And it's up to the agents to send the girls. A lot of the agents just won't send the black girls. So when a designer is looking for beautiful Afro-Am ones, they just don't find them because there are none from the agents.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is sad and unfortunate that the fashion industry (the world for that matter) will not change in our lifetime and possibly the next if our broken civilization makes it that far, because it is made up of people like "kara" who just don't get it and will argue their bigoted point until their last breath - dubya comes to mind....

1:01 PM  
Anonymous hotcoffy007 said...

until beauty is seen as global, this issue will never go away.

9:47 AM  

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