Monday, June 15, 2009

The Row Creative Director Finds "Strong Black Woman" for Lookbook


The Row's new Creative Director Alex Hawgood asked COACD to be involved in their latest look book. They wanted a strong black women....naturally Ataui Deng at Trump was given. Photos by Daniel King.

Not to detract from Ataui Deng's obvious beauty but I find myself bristling at terms like "strong black woman" being thrown around by creative directors. For one, what does that even mean? In my view it certainly isn't a particular look. This quote really makes me wonder who the other models up for consideration for this gig were. 

s: kahlilg/tfs


crush'ed said...

She looks like a feminine beauty. I could only understand the term "strong" if they meant when it comes to her short hair (a boyish cut) but beyond her hair, I sense a very soft beauty. The creative directors did well in picking her for the line but not in describing her or her look or understanding it.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I assume it means not a wimpy, "broken down doll" looking black woman.