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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spotlight On: Jourdan Dunn

Hey!
So the International Fashion Weeks have finally wound down, and if you've been paying attention, you might've noticed that there's a new supermodel in town...
...Jourdan Dunn.
While beauty Chanel Iman has been getting lots of attention with her one of a kind look, 18 year old Jourdan is now joining the ranks, helping to diversify catwalks.
First spotted shopping in London clothing store Primark, Dunn has skyrocketed to the top, walking in hot ticket shows like Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Zac Posen, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander McQueen, and Hermes.
She made history recently, appearing in the Prada show during Milan Fashion Week...
... Prada using Jourdan was notable for many reasons: Prada is known for having a homogenous cast (and has been accused of starting the colorless model trend); Milan has a reputation for abhorring the brown; and apparently Jourdan was the first black model to walk a Prada show since Naomi Campbell 15 years ago.
...She better work! Style.com recently included Jourdan in its list of Top Models, praising her 'endless legs' and admitting that this Fall was her 'breakthrough season.'
On top of being gorgeous, she's also smart, recently speaking out about the lack of diversity in fashion, asking, "Why should our catwalks be so white? [I go] to shows... there's just me and maybe one other coloured face..." Preach!
The Fashion Bomb has attended every single 'Blacks in Fashion' talk initiated by Bethann Hardison, and maybe just maybe, will be around to record a serious change in the industry.

We shall see...
Smootches!
Fashion, News, and What Nots
*Jourdann recently appeared in a Dazed & Confused Editorial photographed by David Slijper...
...snaps for exposure, but something bothers me about this...
*Just received my two ton Vogue in the mail, and was tickled to see a spread featuring Liya Kebede photographed by Norman Jean Roy...
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...this Vogue is seriously a monster, but worth a weekend read. Flip through for a short piece on the marriage of Thelma Golden to designer Duru Olowu, an article on Michelle Obama by Fashion Bomb favorite Andre Leon Talley, and a feature on CNN reporter Gwen Ifill. I see you Vogue! [Thanks MakeFetchHappen for scans]
*Get a Beyonce look...
...with this $235 Michelle Jonas Dress from Pink Mascara.
*The New York Times on the business...
...of Sex and the City. How many of y'all knew about Manolo Blahniks before the show?? [NYTimes]

2 comments:

Bonifant said...

What bothers you Claire that she is made to look darker than she is. I actually dont have a problem with it and u left out my 2 fave pic from that series. One with her arms in a V as if she were attempting to pull up her strapless bodice and the other she is in the most curious pose ever, like someone pressed pause on a cartoon character and even though her face isn't shown the body posture and positioning are amazing, like something an artist would draw. The positioning so unique like that Grace Jones pic of her in mid run looking like a doll some kid positioned cuz of the sheer impossibility of the pose.
Maybe you think they put her in "black face" I saw maybe but artistically it looks damn good on her. It's make her skin look practically flawless like Alek's (of course Jourdan's natural skin color makes her just as flawless).
Wow didn't mean to type this much, but I really love this chick I can't wait to see her do more spreads vs the hectic runway schedule she has had lately.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Beyonce's dress vs the more affordable version. Who makes it?