Supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a campaign to expose racial discrimination in the fashion industry and recently revealed that she personally called Victoria Beckham to ask why she hired only one non-white model in her 30-strong London Fashion Week Show.
Campbell, along with fellow supermodel Iman, launched a campaign to highlight race issues on the runway last month.
She tells British tabloid The Mirror, “I called Victoria and I spoke to her. I don’t want to pin-point anyone. It isn’t a blame game. Everyone’s name was on that letter because they’d done it. It could have been completely unintentional. She is one of the designers on there like anyone else.”
The open letter named Beckham, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Chanel, Armani, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli and Marc by Marc Jacobs among the “fashion houses guilty of this racist act”.
Beckham was upset to be named among the list, but Campbell insists she didn’t fear naming names: “There is no way to candycoat this sort of thing. You have to be straight. We had the percentages and we were armed with the facts and you can’t be nervous about upsetting people… I speak the truth. People might not like it but I am doing it.”