Jourdan Dunn, Best Model Of The Year At British Fashion Awards!

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Look who won the Best Model Award!!! A black beautiful girl! Jourdan Dunn was named Best Model of the Year by the Brit Fashion Elite at the British Fashion Awards 2008.

If the world needed more confirmation that the catwalks have to spice some color to keep up with the reality, here’s one more! Jourdan, you go girl! Show them what you’re made of and may them feel ashamed for still throwing such white runways! Oh, btw, she won the title while Aggy was a runner up for the Best Model too! (photos via 1, 2)

Jourdan Dunn best model of the year British Fashion Awards 2008


#1 Adriana on 11.27.08 at 5:25 pm

Well deserved! She´s so elegant on the catwalk, in her photo shootsand here on this photos I see only such a happy pretty girl. Indeed, you go Jourdan!

#2 Dolly Bird on 11.27.08 at 5:30 pm

Well it was an obvious choice wasn’t it. They couldn’t give it to Aggy again could they.
Jourdan has been consistant and working hard. I still remember the first time I saw her with short-ish hair in an Alberta Ferretti runway 2 years ago I think. Since then she’s discreetly elbowed out of her way the few black models around at the time like Jaunel MacKenzie and Mimi Roche. Like a shy papillon she’s emerged into a beautiful woman.

#3 Ellington on 11.27.08 at 5:37 pm

Huzzah! I think she is lovely and I am glad that she won!
Although if what you said is true Dolly Bird, then not much has changed because there should be room enough for more than one black model.

#4 Dolly Bird on 11.27.08 at 6:07 pm

I totally agree with you Ellington. I never understood why Jaunel and Mimi never made a bigger impact. Why do black and asian models have to be one season wonders or be favs of Miuccia or Meisel or Anna Wintour to get that golden door opened to them. The fashion press keep reporting that things are changing but I’d like to see more visual proof. And Naomi in Russia and Brazil doesn’t count.

#5 Stefanie Grace on 11.29.08 at 3:19 pm

Another UK model doing brilliantly around the world! She’s so modern and fresh and really deserved the award in my opinion!
Though I agree everyone above that maybe more change is needed.

#6 kpriss on 11.29.08 at 3:51 pm

Dolly Bird you’re right, then again, Agyness wasn’t almost there for the recent fashion weeks (claiming she was sick or something like that) so her modeling these past months is irrelevant.

While we’re talking change and more black models (and asian models too) there’s still so little done in the real world and I can’t understand why. People want a change. Why wouldn’t they give in to that?

mmm.. maybe that insignificant percentage of haute couture buyers don’t second our need for change?

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