Numerous top models take part in the runway for the Christian Dior Couture show in Paris this morning, but Jourdan Dunn wasn’t among them.
The beauty was cut from the lineup because of her body, she explained via Twitter.
“Ahahahahahaha I just for cancelled from Dior because of my boobs! I❤ fashion #Couture” she wrote on her Twitter account.
It seems like the model wasn’t too upset about this fact. The beauty maintains one of the busiest work schedules in the biz, and seems to understand that her chest is only too big according to the stringent (and often unrealistic) standards of the fashion industry.
She took to Twitter soon again to explain that getting cut for her chest size is “minor”.
“I’m normally told I’m cancelled because I’m ‘coloured’ so being cancelled because off my boobs is a minor : )”
It’s quite unfortunate that the 22-year-old didn’t work out for Dior – not because she needs the exposure, but because the famous fashion house does need the diversity.
Since Raf Simons took the helm of Dior, the house’s runways have been almost exclusively white. Industry experts have called out the house for its lack of diversity, The Huffington Post reports.
Casting director James Scully told Buzzfeed after the last fashion season: “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,” he added.
“Natalie Portman could complain that John Galliano was a racist, but I feel [Dior designer] Raf Simons sends the same message. I don’t know what the difference is.”
In an interview with The Edit in March, the top model recalled being turned away from model castings as the client “didn’t want any more black girls” and also revealed the time a white makeup artist said she refused to work on her face because she was black.
This definitely wasn’t a case when a white makeup artist didn’t know how to apply products to a darker skin tone – this was just pure racism.
Although, the 22-year-old had dealt with that issue as well. Back in October 2011, Jourdan expressed her frustration publicly, writing on her Twitter account: “I swear some people need to learn how to do black hair/skin”
However, the beauty is able to deal with such stories and more with help from herfriends that include W’s Edward Enninful and famed makeup artist Pat McGrath.
She also prays her mother for building her self-esteem and being a great role model. And her resilience comes from being a single mother to her 3-year-old son, Riley, who suffers from sickle-cell disease.
“If ever I’m sad, I just have to remember, I’m not doing this for me, I’m doing it for him.”