The Colour of Beauty

Posted in Arts, Canada, Media Archive, Social Science, United States, Videos, Women on 2013-04-05 04:01Z by Steven

The Colour of Beauty

National Film Board of Canada

Elizabeth St. Philip

Renee Thompson is trying to make it as a top fashion model in New York. She’s got the looks, the walk and the drive. But she’s a black model in a world where white women represent the standard of beauty. Agencies rarely hire black models. And when they do, they want them to look “like white girls dipped in chocolate.

The Colour of Beauty is a shocking short documentary that examines racism in the fashion industry. Is a black model less attractive to designers, casting directors and consumers? What is the colour of beauty?

View the French version here.

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