Deddeh Howard is a Liberian-born model based in LA, and she's hoping to raise awareness about the lack of diversity in the modeling and fashion industry with her new photo-project called Black Mirror. In it, she recreates some of the world's biggest fashion ad campaigns by taking the places of major fashion models such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Kate Moss, and Gisele Bundchen.

"I would walk into various fashion model agencies and I would immediately be compared to that one or two black models that they had on the roster," she writes on her website. "Even though I was told by those agencies that I have an amazing look and wish they could represent me, they already have a black model. Besides having an abundance of white models. It seemed as if one or two black models on the roster are enough to represent us all.

"For this project, I decided to re-shoot several of the inspiring and famous campaigns out there and try to show what they could look like with a bit of racial diversity. Why can’t the big brands not embrace our looks more and give all of us visibility? With this Black Mirror project, I hope to show the world that it is time for all of us being seen."

More info: Deddeh Howard | Instagram (h/t)

#1

Chanel

Chanel

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Meagan Collette
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4 years ago

Love this! Love your look

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#2

Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret

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Johhn3443234523
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4 years ago

And again someone see racism in next place. If you want equality we need in fashion models: 10% - chinese, 10% - india, 15% - arab, 50% - men, 20% - blonds, 40% - elderly people etc.

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#3

David Yurman

David Yurman

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Marcos Zamarripa
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4 years ago

I love the 2nd one, perfect monochrome photo.

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#4

Vivara

Vivara

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Jane Cahane
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4 years ago

The black model is soooo much more sexier

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#5

Guess

Guess

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Fay La Verne Calhoun
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4 years ago

Both beautiful.

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#6

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

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Kirsten Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

don't hate but more like the second one is the original sexy

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#7

Gucci

Gucci

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AcousticGString
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4 years ago

Chick on the left looks like she needs a hamburger!

Nerma Vrabac
Community Member
4 years ago

And this is not discrimination?

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Joan Connorton
Community Member
4 years ago

black wins ~ you're right..I'm not a fan of the starving look~

Fay La Verne Calhoun
Community Member
4 years ago

Brands should remember the colored girls.

Sarah Lennie
Community Member
4 years ago

Not keen on either. Cheekbones are far too severe on first; unfortunately her swollen salivary glands stand out, some of us understand why.

April Tarsetti
Community Member
4 years ago

The first model is too sickly pale And the second is too dark. Neither are hitting the mark on this one.

An Ambitious Lemon
Community Member
4 years ago

One on the left looks like an extra on Twilight, the black model is totally rocking it.

Jessica Jane
Community Member
4 years ago

Left one looks like she's going to be battling Neo, while the one on the right is on her way to a professional meeting :p

Yennie Pletl
Community Member
4 years ago

The white girl needs something to eat. And the second one looks good but I look the original one better

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#8

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

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blomgren182
Community Member
4 years ago

Martin Luther king topic again. Honestly black /white/yellow/ whatever colour in the rainbow you are and can be beautiful

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#9

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

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Florea Cristina
Community Member
4 years ago

She is not even a model... and she is not tall. So, here you go, no discrimination to short persona!

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