The above screenshot is from a pretty questionable tweet sent out from famed British indie fashion magazine i-D Magazine‘s Twitter account yesterday afternoon.
The tweet which includes an image pioneering black fashion model Jourdan Dunn, next to fellow catwalkers Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, failed to name Dunn, instead referring to her as “more.”
The situation is pretty ironic on many levels. For starters, technically, Jourdan Dunn is the only bonafide model in this trio. Hadid and Jenner, while both beautiful women with considerable credits to their name, each came to fashion with backing from the strength of connections obtained their family names and Hollywood associations. Dunn, on the other hand was discovered the old-fashion way — while shopping as a teen at the British fast fashion depot Primark.
What’s even more ironic, is that Jourdan Dunn, who is a British fashion icon at this point, with a litany of covers and campaigns to her name, has appeared on the cover i-D a whopping 8 times.
Dunn also has quite an online fandom, and based on the replies that that infamous tweet, they definitely aren’t letting this slight go unnoticed.
@i_D ignore the true model but acknowledge her white overexposed and underserving compagnions.yall make me sick,i hate fashion sometimes
— Prudence (@PrudenceNanou) October 22, 2015
— boobs and prada (@boobsandprada) October 22, 2015
@i_D when the "more" has a British vogue cover and the other two don't lol bye
— b (@cara_jelly_bean) October 22, 2015
UPDATE: i-D has offered a Mea culpa.
— i-D (@i_D) October 22, 2015