Wow and we thought Firth being apart of the fall 2013 Prada campaign was the start of something really good! Cindy Bruna is also making her historic mark in Prada’s Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign. Out of the 18 models 2 were black women. It is definitely a glamorous start to see more women of color featured in this light.
Firth and Bruna are one of the first black models to be chosen to take part in a Prada campaign since Naomi Campbell in 1994.
The text from the corresponding release:
“Steven Meisel’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign for Prada reflects the fierce and independent spirit of the collection. Teams of models hold us in their collective gaze, looking forward in a united vision.
Dresses, coats and accessories come alive with giant mural prints of female faces, layering contrasting dimensions of femininity. The walls of the Via Fogazzaro show space in Milan were similarly transformed, emblazoned with ‘In the Art of the Multitude’ – a contemporary muralists’ and illustrators’ vision of female representation, power and multiplicity.
Striped sporty detailing at necklines and busts emphasizes the feeling of team photographs, but then the scale is magnified, the cropped images accentuating detail in the frame. The effect is a surreal wallpaper of textures, colours, and the luxurious detail of the clothing.
Glowing with independent truth, a youthful idealism and aggressive optimism unites this modern feminine troupe.”