Friday, March 22, 2013

Dior accused of runway 'racism' by major casting director who says 'pointedly white' catwalk shows 'feel deliberate'

Let me guess that 99% of Dior's customers are white.  So showing what clothes look like on white skin is what is of interest

Luxury fashion house Dior has been slammed by a major casting director for using only white models in their runway shows.

The brand's creative director Raf Simons was criticised by James Scully who heads up model casting at Tom Ford, Jason Wu, Derek Lam, Stella McCartney, Lanvin and Carolina Herrera.

Scully even commented that Simons' message was similar to that of his predecessor John Galliano, who was accused of racism following a drunken, anti-Semitic rant outside a Parisian cafe in 2011.

Speaking to James Lim on BuzzFeed, Scully said: '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.

'And recently they're changing from a very diverse, worldwide, multicultural cast to just a very Germanic-looking white girl.

Scully went on to accuse further houses - Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Chanel - of not being racially diverse enough, saying that in his opinion 'the more diverse, the better'.



Anonymous said...

This is what they mean when they say, never let gays be in charge of anything because they live to create drama.

"Beware of those who cry racism, for they are the true racists..."

Anonymous said...

And beware of the true homophobes ... like 1:31 AM !

Anonymous said...

You bet your faggot ass!

Anonymous said...

But I bet an all black line up would be just fine with him! I bet we would not be hearing about how it is "pointedly black!"

Anonymous said...

they just hate whites, they have a phobia about whites.