Victoria’s Secret continues to face criticism from consumers in light of its lack of diversity.
A group of women from Love Disfigure—an organization that advocates diversity—has stripped down and gathered in front of a Victoria’s Secret store in London.
These women, who call themselves ‘Fallen Angels’, have partnered with clothing brand Nünude to protest the misleading body images presented by the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show every year.
The ‘Fallen Angels’ of various body types and skin tones decided to bare their physiques and flaunt their curves to counter these unrealistic body perceptions. During the stint, they chanted, “Fashion has failed us!” and demanded equal representation of different body types in the fashion industry.
Signs that read, “We want diversity for all brands” and “Embracing every body type” were held up outside the store. Some passers-by applauded the movement and cheered for them.
Founder of Love Disfigure and child burn survivor Sylvia Mac took to Instagram to explain the movement. “We have become so used to seeing one body image that we find it difficult to open up our minds to want to see others. We are representing EVERY BODY TYPE regardless of Age, Ethnicity, Disfigurement, Disability, Differences, Sexual Orientation, Gender, and most importantly SIZE. Open your Eyes and Heart to Change. Our children are suffering because of it,” the post read.
— Nünude (@nunude_official) December 6, 2018
— Emma Wood (@emalemxo) December 7, 2018
Hats (and clothes off) to @LoveDisfigure & her “Fallen Angels” who disrobed outside Victoria’s Secret, during the same week of the show which depicts a largely unattainable image of beauty, to call for the Fashion Industry to be more diverse & inclusive.
— School of Strut (@SchoolofStrut) December 7, 2018
This world we live in are unable to open their eyes to Diverse Bodies. Some of the very disgusting comments online made me realise what a struggle we have to change that. What they didn’t notice were we have scars, health & skin conditions along with different sizes & shapes ? https://t.co/ITh1xHZzcO
— Love Disfigure (@LoveDisfigure) December 7, 2018
[via Revelist, opening image via Love Disfigure]
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