Deddeh Howard is a Liberian-born model based in LA, and she's hoping to raise awareness about the lack of diversity in the modelling industry with her new photo-project called Black Mirror. In it she recreates some of the world's biggest fashion campaigns by taking the places of major modelling stars 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 model 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 black model. Why can’t the big brands not embrace our diversity 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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3 years ago

Love this! Love your look

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#2

Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret

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Johhn3443234523
Community Member
3 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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3 years ago

I love the 2nd one, perfect monochrome photo.

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#4

Vivara

Vivara

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Jane Cahane
Community Member
3 years ago

The black model is soooo much more sexier

Rodrigo Argenton
Community Member
3 years ago

As a photographer I must say that you are wrong, Gisele is Gisele, this choice was too much for here, Gisele brings impact, power and the eyes is away more penetrating. Deddeh made the "girl next door face", not a "girl power"

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Jane Cahane
Community Member
3 years ago

The black model here is soooo much sexier!

Ashley Phillips
Community Member
3 years ago

Am I the only one that noticed how bad the photoshop job is on the right though? Look at the legs and stockings.

Anna Koch
Community Member
3 years ago

Gisele's pic on the left is much more successful, her legs seems longer due to her extended pose, and she's selling the earings great while the girl on the right is not even trying.

Yennie Pletl
Community Member
3 years ago

She looks way enter than the blonde one

Edwin Lesperance
Community Member
3 years ago

Deddeh Howard is my choice.

Aymee Tielman
Community Member
3 years ago

Both are beautiful but have anyone noticed something weird on the black models left leg??? It looks like they haven't finished photoshopping it O_O

Brent Swapp
Community Member
3 years ago

So she's copying other models on the cheap. It's smart but the message isn't there.

Jesse Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

This is my favorite - the Chanel is my 2nd favorite**

Joanna Lea
Community Member
3 years ago

whine. whine. whine. so sick of the whining ...

elijah77a
Community Member
3 years ago

Black model is hotter than

April Tarsetti
Community Member
3 years ago

They both pull it off flawlessly.

Aleks Vujovic
Community Member
3 years ago

the thin legs on left are wayy too think

Kiki Castro
Community Member
3 years ago

the one on the left is so badly photoshopped I don't know where to start

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#5

Guess

Guess

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Fay La Verne Calhoun
Community Member
3 years ago

Both beautiful.

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#6

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

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Kirsten Lee
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Chick on the left looks like she needs a hamburger!

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#8

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

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blomgren182
Community Member
3 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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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
3 years ago

I legitimately just hate this ad. "let's all grab our Louis in our bare feet and go for a bike ride!" I don't care who is riding that bike, I am still not sold on that bag hahah

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