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)

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Chanel

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Meagan Collette
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5 years ago

Love this! Love your look

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Victoria's Secret

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Johhn3443234523
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5 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.

Edwin Lesperance
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5 years ago

And 2% Redheads?

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Simina Cristian
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5 years ago

This is bullshit, VS has a lot of dark skinned models!!

varwenea
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5 years ago

I was thinking the same too!

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Karen thomisee
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5 years ago

It's amazing that you comment on lack of diversity but on every pic you have a negative comment on the white model ...vs the " diversified " model...when b we have enough crap b in this world today...we can't get along ..someone is going to play the race card....So opportunity is there to take it for all go work out beat the runways any agencies and go find the job instead oof run mm ibg up a riot....NC it's not a race thing ..it's called working for it..there are many diversified. .models out there you just choose to see with a blind eye...just learn be kind. ..to each other ..and we are ALL important. .

Edwin Lesperance
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5 years ago

VC should have gone with Deddeh Howard!

Yennie Pletl
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5 years ago

I like the second one. She looks way series then the blonde girl withe the awkward smile

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
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5 years ago

no one said Racism... look up the definition of racism.. this, it's called Lack of Diversity...

Tihyanna Styles
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3 years ago

How about Afros and natural hair???? We are not white

Maria Tugara
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5 years ago

Everyone is beautiful can be used for anywhere in fasion. Depends on ur wishvision

Topher Ball
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5 years ago

Wait.... Was Tyra Banks just a fever dream?! did i imagine her?! Has there never been a coloured Model?

Brent Swapp
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5 years ago

She's hot. No thanks on the equity. I like standards of beauty instead.

Tish Christian
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5 years ago

Both equally beautiful...and I see diversity in modelling wherever I look in my reality

elijah77a
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5 years ago

Right one is hottt

Chiranjeev Sharma
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5 years ago

Wow! Just wow! How natural she looks (of course the lady at right) <3

Ika Wijayantie
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5 years ago

Beautiful Candice, I love her

April Tarsetti
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5 years ago

The second model shows beautiful contrast

Karen thomisee
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5 years ago

Do you see white models in ebony

Florea Cristina
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5 years ago

Love it! Or Oprah, or women modela in Out... this is just ridiculous

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Melissa Tatom
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5 years ago

Proof that the white models image was touched up, there's a huge difference in light in an almost identical image. You can see the light originating in the same angles on each model, but the white woman is missing certain natural light effects. Most noticeable, look at how the light comes through their hair over the shoulder. On the black lady this makes shadows of her hair on her leg, missing on white lady because touch up artists forgot to put it back in. It also means you can actually see *gasp* hair follicles on one but not the other.

Yennie Pletl
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5 years ago

So much sexier than he blonde girl with the awkward smile

Rafael Tiba
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5 years ago

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Why they blacks just don't create their own brand and promote it however they like?

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David Yurman

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Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago

I love the 2nd one, perfect monochrome photo.

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Vivara

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Jane Cahane
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5 years ago

The black model is soooo much more sexier

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Guess

Guess

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Fay La Verne Calhoun
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5 years ago

Both beautiful.

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Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

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Kirsten Lee
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5 years ago

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

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Gucci

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AcousticGString
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5 years ago

Chick on the left looks like she needs a hamburger!

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Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

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blomgren182
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5 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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Louis Vuitton

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Florea Cristina
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5 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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