Barneys New York has launched a spring campaign featuring 17 transgender models in stunning photos, videos and a short film.
From the Huffington Post:
The campaign, entitled “Brothers, Sisters, Sons and Daughters,” is meant to promote awareness of transgender issues and includes photos, videos and a short film. Women’s Wear Daily spoke with Barneys creative director Dennis Freeman recently about the decision to use transgender models in the campaign. Freeman stressed the importance of progress in the industry to include the entire LGBT community, noting that compared to the inclusion of gay, lesbian and bisexual models, “it’s striking how the transgender community has been left behind. It’s disturbing and upsetting to see that.”
These models are all beautiful, the message is fantastic, and I love that a major retailer is asserting that the fashion industry isn’t just for cis people. Thoughts?