A black woman walking the runway at Louis Vuitton shouldn’t be a big deal.
It should be pretty bloody commonplace, actually.
But in Louis Vuitton’s 163 year history, a black woman has never, not once, opened the show.*
*When a model opens a show, it means they’re the first one to walk down the runway, and they lead the models for their final walk at the end. It’s a coveted role.
Until this week, that is, when Janaye Furman made fashion history by being the first ever black model to open for Louis Vuitton.
Again, this shouldn’t be a big deal. But being the first black woman to open a Louis Vuitton runway… Read the full story