Monday, April 27, 2009

Iman Interviews Model Ubah Hassan

Former Somali supermodel and business woman Iman sat down earlier this month with rising Somali model Ubah Hassan on meeting Ralph Lauren and subsequently becoming the Spring face of the brand.

Iman also touches on the ever popular phrase, “The Obama Effect” saying, “It’s the Bethann [Hardison] effect”! The short clip also covers what non-white models experience during castings calls. It’s shocking to hear that some directors say such things like, “We’re not using black models this season.' Like it’s a category — like we’re not doing denim this season.”

Watch the full video from nymag the Cut.

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