Race has reared its ugly head one too many times in the fashion, and excluded models who are more than capable enough to successfully represent the image of a fashion house or brand. Luckily, some models, like Jourdan Dunn, have been able to transcend the race barrier and make the fashion world not so monochromatic.
But Dunn just received a first in her modeling career: The model (and awesome cook) was denied at spot in Dior's couture runway show at Paris Fashion Week, not because of the color of her skin, but because she has great boobs that are too big for the French fashion house. Dunn went to Twitter and posted two tweets that made light of the situation:
Ahahahahahaha I just for cancelled from Dior because of my boobs! I❤ fashion #Couture— Jourdan Dunn (@missjourdandunn) June 30, 2013
I'm normally told I'm cancelled because I'm 'coloured' so being cancelled because off my boobs is a minor : )— Jourdan Dunn (@missjourdandunn) June 30, 2013
We love seeing women of all shapes in sizes being involved in the fashion world, especially if they have the talent to be a great model. Hopefully, next time Dunn is allowed to walk on the runway regardless of her bust size. Let's see if creative director Raf Simons comes out with a sensible response.