Thursday, March 13, 2008

Work It Girl

Style.com has named London native Jourdan Dunn among its list of Top Models for the Fall 2008 ready-to-wear season. She made news earlier by becoming the first black model in TEN YEARS to walk for Italian fashion giant Prada.

Ms. Dunn and Chanel Iman seemed to be the black "it" girls of the moment. Hopefully they will also get the much needed support of fashion magazine editors and photographers to boost their respective careers to the next level. I'd hate to see either woman's career taper off the way former "it" girl Gerren Taylor's did.

The 17 year old beauty was also seen on runways for Louis Vuitton, Zac Posen, and Dries Van Noten among others.

Not surprising, Dunn is the only woman of color on this season's list.

4 comments:

lapetitediva said...

It's a shame how there can be a gazillion and one White "It" girls or "supermodels", but there's room for only one, maybe two(but certainly no more than that or else TPTB will get scared of a takeover), Black "It" girl. And of course, if you point this out, folks are all like, "Well, it wouldn't be FAIR to choose models based on their skin color"(while conveniently forgetting that they're already "choosing models based on their skin color" by hiring only White models 99.9998887% of the time), yada yada ya.

I'm glad I stopped spending money on fashion magazines. I wait for the scans to appear on the web.

CHIC NOIR said...

Don't be surprised if Channel and Jordan are played against each other like tyra and naomi.

Kwana said...

She is beautiful. It's such a shame that she's on such a short list. ugh. Tsk. Tsk Prada.

aulelia said...

Dunn is gorgeous. Gerren Taylor had great hair.