Models.com reports that Givenchy led the fashion week diversity pack, filling 17 of their 49 casting slots for their Fall/Winter 2010 Haute Couture show with women of color:
They say, “With all the recent talk of more diversity on the runway, to fully see a a show where people of color are included (and not just 1 or 2 looks) makes for a runway that is compelling and powerful and yet somehow so natural and seamless.” Givenchy’s stunning line up included Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, Rose Cordero, Lakshmi Menon, Liu Wen, Lyndsey Scott, Shu Pei, Ajak, Jiang Xiao Yi, Lais Ribeiro, Ming Xi, and Sosheba Griffiths.
Perhaps house muse Ciara had something to do with it?
At any rate, I am encouraged by this outstanding showing. Our complaints aren’t falling on deaf ears, at least as far as Givenchy is concerned.