Monday, September 5, 2011

Racism in the Fashion Industry - Colour of Beauty - film

The Struggle of a Black Model
Renee Thompson
The Colour of Beauty is a short film which challenges racism in the fashion industry. May 13, 2010

"Renee Thompson is trying to make it as a top model in New York. She's got the looks, the walk and the drive. But she's a black model in a world where white women represent the standard of beauty. Agencies rarely hire black models. And when they do, they want them to look "like white girls dipped in chocolate" 
The Colour of Beauty is a shocking short documentary that examines racism in the fashion industry. Is a black model less attractive to designers, casting directors and consumers?" EbonyJet

What is the Colour of Beauty?

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