It can be troubling to see words like “diversity” describe the fashion industry, especially when you don’t see yourself represented. So we decided to re-create high-fashion ads with a diverse group of people to change the narrative:
The majority of us love fashion because it helps us to express our identities...
...but agreed that there was a lack of representation in the industry.
And so we had a bunch of different people re-create five popular ads.
Pedro and Ashley re-created a Tom Ford photo and challenged stereotypical gender roles by casting Pedro as the half-dressed model in the original photograph.
Rain, Johanna, Bryanna, and Nyla re-created a Prada ad.
Kuwilileni re-created a Chanel ad to spark conversation about the lack of representation of black women with locs in the fashion world.
Kwesi was prepared to re-create Mark Walhberg's Clavin Klein ad.
While Sheridan, Maya, Ali, Jazzmyne, Isis, Niki, Swasti, and Rachel re-created a Victoria's Secret fashion ad, highlighting women from all backgrounds, shapes, and sizes.
Like, WOW, they slayed.
And proved you can be sexy and challenge society’s stereotypes.