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Iman Talks Standing Up for Diversity in Fashion in 'Harper's Bazaar's April Issue!

Iman Talks Standing Up for Diversity in Fashion in 'Harper's Bazaar's April Issue!

Iman is chic and regal in this special feature for the April 2018 issue of Harper’s Bazaar‘s magazine!

Here’s what the 62-year-old supermodel had to share with the mag:

On making an effort to ensure diversity on today’s runways: “There were more black models working back when I started than there have been recently. So Bethann Hardison, Naomi Campbell, and I got together a couple of years ago to raise awareness about the need for diversity in fashion. We talked about it in the press and to the CFDA, and I think we’re seeing the change on the runways and in campaigns… People used to say to me, ‘You just want to be invited to the table.’ And I’m like, ‘F**k the table—I can buy my own table.’ But the young girls who are coming up? They need to see themselves portrayed.”

On how to help promote diversity in the industry: “If a designer boycotts me, I should boycott him. I’m not going to buy a bag from someone who doesn’t use black models. We should celebrate and highlight the people who actually step it up.”

On how her style has changed over time: “I’ve always lived by the philosophy that in a world full of trends, I want to remain a classic. True style is like a great black-and-white picture: It never looks dated.”

For more from Iman, visit HarpersBazaar.com!

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Credit: Dennis Leupold; Photos: Harper's Bazaar
Posted to: Iman, Magazine

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