Deddeh Howard collaborated with photographer/boyfriend Raffael Dickreuter to recreate some of the world's biggest modeling campaigns, including those by Dolce & Gabbana and Victoria's Secret, as "a call for more diversity" in the industry, in a series called Black Mirror.
She captioned the above picture on Instagram with: "What do you mean you already have two to five black models that look like me? Did you say the same thing to the 50 to 100 white models you already have?"
After years of admiring the models in Victoria's Secret catalogs, six Buzzfeed writers decided to make themselves into models to illustrate just how beautiful “everyday” woman actually are.
To call attention to the major lack of diversity, Buzzfeed decided to recreate the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show — but cast women of ALL shapes and sizes.
And it was everything we've ever wanted to see.
Curvy Kate, a lingerie brand praised for embracing a wider range of sizes than many other lingerie designers, has released an ad campaign that digs at Victoria's Secret. The lingerie giant's “Perfect Body” campaign drew criticism for suggesting that a perfect body could only be one that adhered to their strict (and slim) standards. After receiving a wave of criticism, Victoria's Secret changed their ad campaign's slogan to “A Body For Every Body,” but the models in the ad campaign still did little to appeal to women of different body types.
Models Gina, Maxine, and Nicola are Victoria's Secret Angels posing outside the lingerie store on New Bond Street, London, as clothing brand JD Williams challenges the fashion industry to recognize models of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
Kardashian-obsessed university student Mina Gerges has been recreating sexy pictures from the likes of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga, but our favorite was Ariana's awkward moment at the Victoria's Secret show.
Four men stripped in the name of fashion to recreate famous female celebrity photoshoots. One of them became a Victoria's Secret model for the day in a 2015 online underwear ad. He said he felt like an “object” when asked to clench his butt to recreate the model's no butt/large thigh gap look. “Why do people want so much space between their thighs?” he asked.
Despite Barbie's not being real, they are definitely the best dolls with which to recreate Victoria's Angels.
Australian comedian Celeste Barber is setting her own social media trend as she recreates famous photos to highlight how unrealistic celebrity posts are. Using the hashtag #celestechallengeaccepted on Instagram, Barber is imitating celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Miranda Kerr, who claim they are posting candid everyday pictures, but their posts are still far detached from normal life.
Model Rain Dove recreated the lingerie brand's Christmas photoshoot to encourage them to expand their beauty standards.
Dove's hourglass figure, with measurements of 32DD-26-34, would fit in perfectly amongst the Victoria's Secret Angels. But the androgynous model, who wears her hair close-cropped and has strong features that she says are considered "masculine" knows she would never be accepted as she doesn't fit the “feminine archetype inherent to an Angel.”