What the Fashion Industry Got Wrong With ‘Suits’
In an interview with The Guardian, fashion designer and former model Suits star Chloe Sevigny spoke about the lack of black women in fashion and the need for more black women to be represented in fashion.
“I feel like if you look at my history, and I’ve had the privilege of working with a lot of designers who are actually white, I can honestly say that there’s a lot that we as a black woman, in terms of the runway, and in terms with the product that we’re going to see on our bodies, it’s not really a priority for me to work in the industry,” Sevigney said.
“In my experience, I’ve seen people not necessarily be willing to put a black face on their products because of the perception of what it’s supposed to look like.
I think that’s just not an issue that I’m going to continue to see.””
I feel that it’s something that I have to be on the forefront of, in order to create this beautiful product that people can’t help but look at and feel good about,” she continued.
“If you look into the mirror and look at your own body and see that you have that black body, you know what?
I have the perfect body.”
The fashion industry has a lot to be ashamed of.
It’s a cesspool of racist and sexist sexism, and it’s one that has no place in the 21st century.
If we are going to work for the future, we must stop using these terms to justify our exclusion.