See How This Black Model Put Herself in Famous Ad Campaigns

 (Photos from left: Vivara, Raffael Dickreuter)

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See How This Black Model Put Herself in Famous Ad Campaigns

The picture series calls for more diversity in fashion.

Published December 9, 2016

Fashion has gradually been making strides in the diversity department, meaning more shades and sizes of models than ever before. But Deddeh Howard, Los Angeles-based model, and photographer Raffael Dickreuter are reminding us with their new project that the industry still has some work to do.

Their picture series, Black Mirror, shows the African model mimicking some of the most high-profile fashion campaigns in an effort to shed light on the lack on Black models given the opportunity to shine. Howard herself grew up in Liberia and faced this struggle upon moving to LA to pursue her modeling dreams.

“Even though I was told by those agencies that I have an amazing look and [they] wish they could represent me, they already have a Black model,” she told the Daily Mail. “It seemed as if one or two Black models on the roster are enough to represent us all. When you are told that, trust me, it feels bizarre.”

See below how Howard and Dickreuter were able to recreate shoots, everything from the makeup to the pose, done by Gisele BundchenKendall JennerGigi Hadid and others.

  1. Victoria's Secret starring Candice Swanepoel
    (Photos from left: Victoria Secret, Raffael Dickreuter)
  2. Vivara starring Gisele Bundchen
    (Photos from left: Vivara, Raffael Dickreuter)
  3. Calvin Klein starring Kendall Kardashian
    (Photos from left: Calvin Klein, Raffael Dickreuter)
  4. Guess starring Gigi Hadid
    (Photos from left: Guess, Raffael Dickreuter)
  5. David Yurman starring Kate Moss
    (Photos from left: David Yurman, Raffael Dickreuter)
  6. Chanel starring Linda Evangelista
    (Photos from left: Chanel, Raffael Dickreuter)
  7. Louis Vuitton starring Michelle Williams
    (Photos from left: Louis Vuttion, Raffael Dickreuter)
  8. Gucci starring ABBEY LEE KERSHAW
    (Photos from left: Gucci, Raffael Dickreuter)
  9. Dolce & Gabbana starring ABBEY LEE KERSHAW
    (Photos from left: Dolce & Gabbana, Raffael Dickreuter)

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

(Photos from top from left: Vivara, Raffael Dickreuter)


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