Despite the ongoing discussion over the lack of models of color on catwalks and campaigns, it’s nice to see that Lakshmi Menon is getting some attention. After last Spring’s Hermès campaign, Lakshmi can soon be seen in ads this fall for Givenchy aside models Lara Stone, Natasha Poly, Kristen Owen and Maria Carla Boscono. In a statement released by Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, he says, “I chose these five women that represent elegance, femininity and masculinity with character. It is a family portrait.”
Love that she’s so versatile. She can go from super feminine in editorials for Biba Magazine to this stark no-nonsense look for Givenchy. I can’t wait to see what is next for her. What do you think?