You all might recognize Ebonee Davis from her association with Calvin Klein or maybe her open letter in Harper’s Bazaar she wrote last year where she discussed not conforming to industry standards and fully embracing her natural hair.
Ebonee is a powerhouse and recently The Cut did an amazing editorial shoot with the model where she channeled 8 legendary black fashion icons in celebration of women who embody black excellence.
Via The Cut:
Inclusion may be having a moment right now, but what happens when being inclusive isn’t on trend anymore? For change to endure, inclusion has to go beyond cool, beyond just hiring models of color; it has to be more than reactionary response to what’s happening in our society and politics, and making room for people of color on all levels.”
Are things even getting better on the runway? Are casting agents and brands truly committed to including different kinds of women?
Davis has spent all her life thinking that blackness was inferior and whiteness superior from the lens of high fashion. She explains her own awakening as, “unlearning and building from the ground up.”
In this photo series she pays homage to iconic, majestic images of black women like Nina Simone, Iman, Tina Turner, and more who were (and still are) unapologetic in embodying black excellence.
Check out the pictures:
Absolutely gorgeous! For the complete editorial and more pictures, click here.