An Indian model that was not fit in Indian Stereotypes is now breaking Gender Stereotypes and norms
“I didn’t even believe that someone could want someone like me, with dark skin, for photo shoots. In India there is this contradictory reality: it is a country of people who for the most part have skin as dark as me.”
Yes, this tall and dark Indian model is breaking global modeling scene. The colour of her skin did not deem pleasing to the Indian mainstream standards, but she is giving major beauty goals in pardes. She is the perfect combination of beauty and courage.
She embodies the easy and bold aura of a modern woman.
Now, as you have seen her magnetic personality photographed flawlessly, we guess, this particular picture might interest you.
In this world where we still discriminate people on the basis of their black and white skin, and gender, this supermodel is proudly making a statement. A dark girl, in a corset, a bulge that cannot be unseen and a grown moustache is celebrating diversity in genders through a perfect irony in her regalia. It is a shock to the societal norms of conventional gender segregation and a carefree embrace to the self that doesn’t want to succumb.
Bollywood magazines are all about white faces and exotic eyes! Interestingly, her life took an amazing turn and lead her to the ramps of Jean Paul Gaultier, Hermès, which gave her a chance to rule the world of Givenchy, Hermès, Max Mara, and H&M.
Not only this, she was also awarded with the title of ‘Model Of The Year’ by Vogue America in 2008.
“But I only became truly aware of what was happening to me when I became the face of Hermès in 2008. I had barely begun to realise how Western magazines worked, which the most important ones were, the fashion houses. I was a bit bewildered by the fact that only Caucasian women appeared on the covers, particularly Russian. Then I was very lucky, also because the Hermès collection for that year was inspired by India, and I was perfect for that role.”
Indeed she is the cherry on cake for any designer!
What do you think?
Source: Instagram and ElleIndia