Naomi Campbell is happy to see an increase in racial diversity in the fashion industry.
The supermodel discussed Black representation during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and revealed she’s hopeful a new direction is coming.
“It needs to change from the board room to the seat. It needs to go right from the top through,” Naomi shared. “I’ve been saying this for years, and so I’m truly grateful and happy, finally, this is happening.”
The 50-year-old British beauty also discussed U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s recent comments on diversity, following the death of George Floyd back in May, and said she was hopeful of an overhaul at the famed publication.
“I think things are about to change, don’t you?” Campbell said. “Things are about to change. Everyone used to think that you liked being the token black person in the room. It’s absolutely the opposite. I never did.”
Despite her optimism, Naomi expressed her sorrow that it took Floyd’s death, at the hands of a white police officer, and a number of other unarmed members of the Black community, to prompt huge changes after millions took to the streets as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The way that it’s had to come out, for people to lose their lives, it’s very sad and my condolences to each and every one of those victims, (and) parents of those people that have gone,” she added. “But this had to happen. This change had to happen.”
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