Naomi Campbell Calls Out Vogue For Its Blindingly Obvious Lack Of Diversity

Naomi's Instagram post has raised a very important issue. (Wikimedia Commons)

Black British supermodel Naomi Campbell has landed countless cover spots on the world’s biggest glossies throughout her decade-spanning career, but that hasn’t stopped her calling out one in particular for its inherent whiteness, namely British Vogue.

Taking to Instagram with a snap of the Vogue 2017 editorial team, Campbell wrote: “This is the staff photo of @britishvogue under the previous editor #AlexandraSchulman. Looking forward to an inclusive and diverse staff now that @edward_enninful is the editor.”

Ouch indeed. The staff picture perfectly represents the shocking lack of diversity in the fashion world – even in 2017 – with the London-born model even naming and shaming recently departed editor Alexandra Schulman directly (who she actually follows on Insta, but didn’t @ mention… shady, much?).

Also tagged was Edward Enninful, who famously became Vogue’s first male and first ever black editor-in-chief in the magazine’s 100 year history back in April, and he’s wasted no time in making big changes at the publication to rectify this deeply entrenched issue.

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Campbell, along with film director Steve McQueen and model Adwoa Aboah, have all been been appointed contributing editors, while make-up artist Pat McGrath has landed the gig of beauty-editor-at-large.

With Enniful taking a step in the right direction for diversity and representation within Vogue’s inner workings, let’s hope we see this inclusivity shine throughout its pages too.

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