"There is no simple or quick solution. The modeling industry is unregulated and the typical perspective is that this is just how fashion is and it’s not going to change. In the past there have been futile attempts by major game players but in the end if you put out an “All Black” issue only to immediately go back to what you were doing before, it’s tokenism. The truth is that it only takes one or two people at the top to move things into a better direction. Like Gianni Versace who created the supermodel and Anna Wintour and Miuccia Prada who dismantled her, it is possible to make changes and those changes need to start now."
"Some of the biggest names who move fashion to the forefront, like Dior, get a D- on ethnic diversity. I feel the Dior cast is just so pointedly white that it feels deliberate. I watch that show and it bothers me — I almost can’t even concentrate on the clothes because of the cast…Natalie Portman could complain that John Galliano was a racist, but I feel Raf Simons sends the same message."