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We Re-Created High-Fashion Ads And We Killed It

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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:

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The majority of us love fashion because it helps us to express our identities...

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...but agreed that there was a lack of representation in the industry.

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And so we had a bunch of different people re-create five popular ads.

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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.

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Rain, Johanna, Bryanna, and Nyla re-created a Prada ad.

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Kuwilileni re-created a Chanel ad to spark conversation about the lack of representation of black women with locs in the fashion world.

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Kwesi was prepared to re-create Mark Walhberg's Clavin Klein ad.

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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.

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And the results were...

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...too good.

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Like, WOW, they slayed.

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And proved you can be sexy and challenge society’s stereotypes.

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So, how do we change the industry? We do this:

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