The Industry: Model Moment: Leomie Anderson

29 Aug

One of the models that we hope to see plenty of during Fashion Week next month is 19 year-old British beauty Leomie Anderson. Her first season working the shows was last September, where she walked for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Giles, Ungaro and Loewe (where she opened). We love the structure of her face, including the amazingly wide-set eyes that lend an other-worldly quality to her look. Represented by Premiere in London, Anderson famously (and courageously) wrote an open letter in the UK Times about her experiences with racism in the modeling industry, stating that Milan was the hardest nut to crack for dark-skinned girls, and that many black models don’t even bother traveling to Milan for castings. Even though the issues that Milanese designers seem to have with black models are well-known to insiders, it’s still unsettling to hear it firsthand from yet another model. We will continue to follow Anderson’s career and hope that we will have lots of runway and editorial shots to share with you. Here are some of our favorite images of her so far.

Marie Claire UK December 2010

London Saturday Times Style Pages

Vogue Italia Cover

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3 Responses to “The Industry: Model Moment: Leomie Anderson”

  1. arielsimone January 10, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Great post and great photos! We wrote a post on Leomie today and so I just wanted to thank you for the photos as well as get in touch. Your blog is really wonderful!!

    http://www.arielsimone.com

    • The Black Market January 11, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      Thank you! And thanks so much for reading! Happy New Year! xx

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