Pose’s Indya Moore happily accepted a job modelling in Ralph Lauren’s Pride campaign because they identified with the clothes.
Actor and activist Moore, who uses they/them pronouns, rose to fame in FX hit series Pose, about New York’s 1980s ballroom scene.
The curly-haired star had previous modelling experience, but since finding fame on the popular show, has landed campaigns for Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, and now Ralph Lauren.
Showing off the American brand’s We Stand Together T-shirt, which features Ralph Lauren’s signature polo pony given a rainbow makeover, Moore told British Vogue what attracted them to the job.
“I saw clothes that were meant for me and my body,” they said. “It’s hard for corporate businesses to look out for vulnerable communities, because big corporations usually harm them. But Ralph Lauren is not only interested in looking out for the most vulnerable, but doing so in the correct ways. I’m hopeful in the company’s investment.”
Ralph Lauren has partnered with the Stonewall Community Foundation for the project, with a portion of profits going to LGBTQIA+ organisations around the world.
Moore went on to explain the personal reason why they want to help LGBTQIA+ groups.
“I’m at the intersection of marginalised communities, I don’t have a choice but to fight for myself,” they stated. “My existence is at the mercy of the thoughts and opinions people have of me. My rights are compromised because I don’t experience gender in a uniform way.”
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