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Welcome to Models of Diversity!
Where are the models of colour? The larger models? The shorter models? The models with a disability? The older models?
Models of Diversity is the campaign for more diversity in the models we see every day. We call on the fashion, beauty and marketing industries to recognise the beauty in people of all races, ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. Our mission is to change the face of fashion and modelling.
Clearly, not just anyone can be a model; a successful model must have a special beauty, confidence, professionalism, ability to take direction, even artistic awareness. But no one with those talents should be excluded from the industry on arbitrary grounds. And no one should feel shut out from the modern presentation of beauty.
Angel Sinclair, the founder of Models of Diversity is a former model herself. She founded the campaign after appearing on Gok's Miss Naked Beauty in 2008. Angel was struck by the great variety of beautiful women participating in the event and how that contrasted with the narrow range we see in the fashion industry. That's when she decided, to promote using models that reflect the diversity in society, in race, shape, age and ability.
So we campaign at fashion events, hold street surveys, offer workshops and vigorously promote a more diverse range of models in the media and social networking.
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1 in 4 are disabled. Let’s regulate the Fashion Industry & apply the same ratio for models.Please read
Chelsey Jay and ‘three other of my Disability Ambassador Girlies’ are embarking on a nationwide tour. Their aim is to generate a 100,000 + petition that can they present to the UK Government – as well as to most of the fashion industry.
As a non-profit making organisation ‘Models of Diversity’ simply do not have financial backing to support this much needed fight for disability fairness.
- We are disabled models. We love fashion & further more BUY fashion. We are not represented! 1 in 4 people are disabled in the UK. All are excluded.
- Government must regulate employment of models with a disability to adhere to current employment/discrimination legalisation, failures & consequences.
- London Fashion Week must be offered to disabled models.
- Modelling Agencies must represent 1 disabled model to every 3 able bodied models.
- Newspapers & Fashion Magazines must show disabled models in the same ratio re 1 in 4.
- Advertising in fashion must use the same ratio.
- High Street retailers should display 1 disabled mannequin for every 3 able bodied.
- The Fashion Industry must use 1 model with disabilities to every 3 able bodied models.