By Julee Wilson
The New York City-based fashion designer recently chatted with VogueUK.com about his fondness of variety when it comes to the models he uses.
“I don’t like it when the models all look the same. To me it’s so incredibly boring to turn them into mannequins, it’s so much more interesting if we have different ages, ethnicities, body types, heights,” Kors told the website.
“We run the gamut from Frankie Rayder who’s in her late thirties and Karen Elson, to girls that are just starting out who are 17; we go from the fairest of the fair to the darkest complexions. So if I see mannequin-like models, I’m bored, and it’s the same thing with women on the street. I want to see them bring their own personality.”
Good to hear, although we didn’t see much of that diversity in the 51 looks Kors presented at his Spring 2014 show during New York Fashion Week. And let’s not even mention his super homogenous (aka white) ad campaigns.
But we have high hopes that Kors will start practicing what he preaches. Especially since the former “Project Runway” judge revealed to Vogue UK that he’s a fan of one of our favorite black models. “There’s a girl called Malaika Firth who I think is gorgeous – she’s just amazing.”
Agreed. Firth is the African-born stunner who stole our hearts after becoming Prada’s first black campaign model since 1994.
So, could there be a Kors campaign in her future? Fingers crossed.