• Deddeh Howard’s Black Mirror photo series remakes modelling campaigns featuring Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and more.
Deddeh Howard
Deddeh Howard thinks ‘It is time for more diversity.’ Photos: Deddeh Howard/ Instagram/Secretofdd

A model is encouraging the fashion industry to take a good hard look at its racial bias, through a powerful photo series that holds a ‘Black Mirror’ up to famous campaigns.

Deddeh Howard collaborated with her photographer boyfriend Raffael Dickreuter to recreate some of the world’s biggest modelling campaigns – including ones by Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria’s Secret – as ‘a call for more diversity’ in the industry, in a series called Black Mirror.

She captioned the picture on Instagram: ‘What do you mean you already have two to five black models that looks like me? Did you say the same thing to the 50 to 100 white models you already have?

‘If Kendall Jenner can do it, so can me or any other race! Here is my proof, so open your eyes and see that fashion is not black or white! Life is not black or white.

According to her; ‘Agencies would often tell me, ‘We like your look but there’s a black girl already.’

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Howard said the series, which took about three months to make, was inspired by the discrimination she faced as a model.
Howard said the series, which took about three months to make, was inspired by the discrimination she faced as a model.
'There are many beautiful black models and they are not represented the way they should be,' she said
‘There are many beautiful black models and they are not represented the way they should be,’ she said.
For example, it took two months to find a similar motorcycle for the re-creation of the Guess advert featuring Gigi Hadid.
For example, it took two months to find a similar motorcycle for the recreation of the Guess advert featuring Gigi Hadid.

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Howard said gathering the right clothes and accessories was 'quite difficult', but definitely 'worthwhile'.
Howard said gathering the right clothes and accessories was ‘quite difficult’, but definitely ‘worthwhile’.
Despite Black Mirror only having been live for a short period of time, Howard said she was thrilled at the response.
Despite Black Mirror only having been live for a short period of time, Howard said she was thrilled at the response.