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Analysis: When it comes to representations of black women, Jasmine Chorley argues that the modelling industry in 2015 looks a lot like it did in 1955. (Advertisement for Dixie Peach Bergamot Herbal Conditioner published in Ebony magazine, July 1971, Vol. 26 No. 9)

Modelling Race: To Civil Rights and back again

Analysis: When it comes to representations of black women, Jasmine Chorley argues that the modelling industry in 2015 looks a lot like it did in 1955. (Advertisement for Dixie Peach Bergamot Herbal Conditioner published in Ebony magazine, July 1971, Vol. 26 No. 9)

Analysis: When it comes to representations of black women, Jasmine Chorley argues that the modelling industry in 2015 looks a lot like it did in 1955. (An advertisement for Nadinola Bleaching Cream in Ebony Magazine from January 1960)

Modelling Race: To Civil Rights and back again

Analysis: When it comes to representations of black women, Jasmine Chorley argues that the modelling industry in 2015 looks a lot like it did in 1955. (An advertisement for Nadinola Bleaching Cream in Ebony Magazine from January 1960)

"The most unforgettable women in the world wear Revlon." 1989 major cosmetics ad that featured 3 Black models (Beverly Johnson, Louise Vyent and Iman). 23 years later, still nearly impossible to see this outside of Ebony, Jet or Essence

"The most unforgettable women in the world wear Revlon." 1989 major cosmetics ad that featured 3 Black models (Beverly Johnson, Louise Vyent and Iman). 23 years later, still nearly impossible to see this outside of Ebony, Jet or Essence

Analysis: When it comes to representations of black women, Jasmine Chorley argues that the modelling industry in 2015 looks a lot like it did in 1955. (Advertisement for Miss Clairol Hair Color Bath targeting African American women in Ebony Magazine in April 1962)

Modelling Race: To Civil Rights and back again

Analysis: When it comes to representations of black women, Jasmine Chorley argues that the modelling industry in 2015 looks a lot like it did in 1955. (Advertisement for Miss Clairol Hair Color Bath targeting African American women in Ebony Magazine in April 1962)

andreasanterini:  Joan Smalls in “Foxy Lady” / Photographed by Alasdair McLellan / For V Magazine #70 Spring 2011

andreasanterini: Joan Smalls in “Foxy Lady” / Photographed by Alasdair McLellan / For V Magazine #70 Spring 2011

Arlenis Sosa

Ashley Smith, Arlenis Sosa, Heidi Mount, Vika Falileeva and Others Cover French Revue de Modes #21 by Thierry Le Goues

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