Colour Controversy.

Before I start, I'm disgusted in myself. It has been far too long since my last post so apologies for that.
There's like a million things I need to post about: the weddings of 'the Kates' (Middleton and Moss), the couture shows and this heated debate between Christian Louboutin and YSL about the use of a certain red sole. But can you even trademark a colour?

Anyway, back to this post, how can I not talk about John Galliano? Perhaps the biggest scandal in fashion ever! The anti-sematic remarks, his sensational departure from Christian Dior. D-RAMA. But it's all up in the air until the verdict of the trial in September. As the face of Miss Dior Cherie, one of the fashion houses more popular fragrances, Natalie Portman was said to be disgusted by Galliano's rant but nevertheless has returned to the fashion house to star in their beauty campaign for Autumn 2011. This sheds a very postive light on Dior who clearly will not tolerate racism.

Portman's new Dior campaign.

This is truly a step in the right direction in the fashion industry. Only recently have black models become more popular with designers. Models like Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls who rank highly in Top 50 are paving the way for girls of all ethnicities to have their chance at achieving a modelling career as fruitful as some of their white couterparts. Jourdan was the first black model to walk the Prada catwalk in over a decade a few seasons back and Joan Smalls from Puerto Rico landed an Estee Lauder contract along with Asian model Liu Wen. Impressive.

Joan and Liu join French model Constance Jablonski in the Estee Lauder campaign launched earlier this year.

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