Prada Casts Second Woman of Color; 12.30.13

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Prada Casts Second Woman of Color: In June, Prada made a splash, casting its first African American model in a campaign in 19 years. Then-newcomer 19-year-old Malaika Firth fronted the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 campaign alongside major industry names including Christy Turlington and Freja Beha, making her the first African American face of Prada since Naomi Campbell in 1994. Now, for its Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, the brand has continued its path towards greater diversity, tapping young Wilhelmina model Cindy Bruna — who most recently walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. The ad, photographed by Steven Meisel, features the collection’s art-inspired fur coats and Teva-style sandals. [Fashionista]

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