Jourdan Dunne axed by Dior because of breast size
The fashion industry keeps talking about models' weight and that they want encourage a healthier approach to body image, but when a model gets axed from the catwalk because of her breast size, you know that the industry still has a long, long way to go.
22-year old British supermodel Jourdan Dunn was set to walk the runway for Dior’s haute couture show in Paris, France the other day, but she revealed via Twitter that after taking part in the numerous fittings, she'd been cancelled from the final line-up because of her breast size.
"Ahahahahahahha I just got cancelled from Dior because of my boobs! I (love) fashion," Dunn tweeted.
Apparently Dunn’s 32A’s – which is listed on Storm Models'website, including other vital modelling information - were deemed too large to display the low-cut strapless necklines and sheer bodices that were part of Raf Simons couture collection.
Obviously Dior can pick and choose whichever models they believe feature their clothes to the best - it’s their right, but does anyone really think that the very rich women who will ordering Dior’s 2013- 2014 haute-couture collection are all size zero and are more flat chested?
Dunne also added, "I'm normally told I'm cancelled because I'm 'coloured' so being cancelled because of my boobs is a minor :)
This isn’t the first time that Dunne has talked about racial discrimination in the fashion world.
During an interview with Net-A-Porter's The Edit last March, Dunn said she had been turned away from model castings because the client "didn't want any more black girls."
In the same article Dunne also spoke of the time that a white makeup artist refused to do her face due to the different skin colours.
Dunne has appeared in campaigns from Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent to Tommy Hilfiger and won Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and was also the first black model to walk for Prada in over a decade, and the eclectic model has her very own cooking series called Well Dunn with Jourdan Dunn.