Luxury fashion house Dior has been slammed by a major casting director for using only white models in their runway shows.

The brand’s creative director Raf Simons was criticised by James Scully who heads up model casting at Tom Ford, Jason Wu, Derek Lam, Stella McCartney, Lanvin and Carolina Herrera.

Scully even commented that Simons’ message was similar to that of his predecessor John Galliano, who was accused of racism following a drunken, anti-Semitic rant outside a Parisian cafe in 2011.

Speaking to James Lim on BuzzFeed, Scully said: ‘I feel the Dior cast is just so pointedly white that it feels deliberate. I watch that show and it bothers me–I almost can’t even concentrate on the clothes because of the cast.

‘And recently they’re changing from a very diverse, worldwide, multicultural cast to just a very Germanic-looking white girl.

‘Natalie Portman could complain that John Galliano was a racist, but I feel [Dior designer] Raf Simons sends the same message. I don’t know what the difference is. If I were at Dior tomorrow, there would be black girls in that show.’

Scully went on to accuse further houses–Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Chanel–of not being racially diverse enough, saying that in his opinion ‘the more diverse, the better’.

The influential casting director also commented that Calvin Klein avoided getting ‘into trouble’ through ‘tokenism’: casting one black girl but no more.

Other casting directors backed him up. John Pfeiffer, who casts models for Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg and Victoria’s Secret, said that diversity is extremely important, but that ‘when you see one black girl and one Asian girl in a show casting, obviously there’s tokenism’.

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  • acorn0101

    This entire industry is run by sick, queer sickos. These AIDS people need to get off their ARV’s and let nature take its course. All fashion designers are gay.

    • The__Bobster

      That’s why most of their models look like pre-pubescent boys.

  • If Scully is so worried about it, why doesn’t he host his own show, then hire whomever he likes?
    Since when do minorities need some pansy white liberal to speak for them?

    • Svigor

      I think he should be replaced with someone truly diverse. All casting directors should be diverse.

  • pcmustgo

    I cannot tell you how much incessant pestering I’ve had to listen to from wannabe black and other non-white model and actress types. Worse yet, they are often totally clueless to the fact that they are minorities and only comprise ______% of the population and therefore only deserve that proportional representation.

    • The__Bobster

      Why do they “deserve” anything? Maybe they should earn it like everyone else.

  • WmarkW

    The gay men who run the fashion industry think women should look like 12-year-old boys.
    Ebony women are too curvy for their taste.

    • The__Bobster

      The top ebony models look like spider monkeys.

      • IstvanIN

        And what may I ask have you against spider monkeys?

    • Sloppo

      That is true. Many of those girls have pretty faces, but they are usually severely undernourished and it’s detrimental to our civilization when impressionable young girls see their condition as “ideal”.

  • sbuffalonative

    This again? I would have thought this group of over-the-top liberal libertines would have solved this by now.

  • The__Bobster

    I find that the sight of a Nubian princess after a beautiful White women has walked by is painful to the eyes. The buyers must feel the same way.

    • saxonsun

      Quite so.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    The distribution of beauty among the races does not follow politically correct lines, and most fashion designers know that. They want people to purchase their clothes, so of course they’re going to use the most beautiful models possible, which means using mostly white models.

    • rick

      Maybe my being white leads me to be a bit biased on this matter, but I think whites are the most beautiful race of people in the world.

      While all other races have uniformly dark hair and eyes, we come in a stunning array of hairs colors and textures and possess a variety of different eye colors. Unlike the Mogoloids and Negroids who often have wide nostrils, ours are always narrow. And don’t get me started on the thick, coarse hair of blacks (which many try to relax with chemicals) or the balding heads many East Asians have. When you’re trying to sell something, (in this case clothes) having beautiful people out promoting the product makes the most sense.

    • rebellisMMXII

      Yes, Whites are the standard of beauty…the world knows this.

  • cecilhenry

    Talk about denigrating a race, subjecting it to hatred and derision, and setting the path for legitimizing genocide— this is the talk that does it.

    Hold these contemptible envious haters to account.

    And tell the truth: white people prefer white people and consider them far more attractive. If others do as well– what does that say?

    And what does it say about those who would deny that fact, and denigrate it?

  • IstvanIN

    A couple of thoughts:
    1) Most of the models, and I admit do not follow high fashion so my exposure to pictures of these models is limited, are not nearly as pretty as the models used in most Target, K-Mart or JC Penney circulars. They are just too severe looking and skinny.
    2) Who actually buys high fashion? Once again my knowledge is limited but the clothes I have seen are so outlandish that the only women who could, or would, actually wear them are Hollywood, New York, London and Tokyo actresses and and other high fashion models. And most of them are white.
    3) What about freedom to hire who you want in private industry?

    4) If looking at white women hurts your eyes, close them. Or change jobs.
    5) Can you imagine the hootin’ and hollerin’ if someone said there were too many (fill in name brand of non-white ethnic) models?
    6) Aren’t most of the fashion designers and design houses European, or of European decent? Wouldn’t they naturally gravitate towards European-type models? Why don’t African designers start African design houses and hire African models or has everything been done that can be done with grass skirts and coconut bras?
    7) And why, oh why, do whites worry so much about non-whites? Let them worry about them.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      It sounds like you understand: runway models who look like skeletal heroin junkies? Not a problem. Models who are white? Oh, no!

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      “Why don’t African designers start African design houses and hire African
      models or has everything been done that can be done with grass skirts
      and coconut bras?”

      Any black models they use will be very light skinned and have blond hair. In other words, they will look white.

      Attached is a picture of a hideous looking dark woman (Nicky Minaj – A.K.A. Icky Minaj) trying to make herself look better by bleaching her hair. Actually I think that is a man in drag.

    • Demetrius

      Whites worry so much about non-whites because they are profoundly guilty for all the misery they have caused (Slavery, Colonialism, the Holocaust, Hiroshima) and the misery they continue to cause to non-whites every day (war crimes in Abu Ghraib, Guantanomo, Iraq, Afghanistan). They know they are unconscionable criminals who kick and beat innocent brown and black people everyday (metaphorically and literally) in almost every part of the world either economically by means of crippling sanctions (North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba), military intervention (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq) or capitalist greed (low paid mexican farm workers, nannies and gardeners). Guilt keeps people up at night. If it doesn’t then maybe you’re not really human.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Blacks look out of place in high fashion designs, fabrics and patterns. They should stick with African and tropical fashion.

    • Sloppo

      I see your point. I suppose it would be more appropriate for critics to complain if white models were dominating fashion shows which primarily featured traditional African Styles like we used to see in National Geographic Magazine.

  • Triarius

    Fact of the matter is, when whites are in ads, they sell more. It is that simple. If you want to debate why, we can do that also.

    I remember an article a little ways back about the Chinese advertisers using almost all white women, the rule of thumb was blondes for summer wear and beaches, brunettes for winter wear and skiing. Put LaSifilis in the ads and watch your market share drop.

    Could this relate to subconsciously buying something because you desire what is in the ad?


  • dd121

    Perhaps de Lacey should sell her own line using only fat black women on the runway. Good luck with that.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I’d love to show you the fashion these fat black women in my community wear. They’re like costumes. The hats are the funniest. Sunday morning there is a parade of fat black women on their way to ‘church’. Cheap velvet, rhinestones, feathers and ruffles.

      • IstvanIN

        Yes, the hats, or what on Thanksgiving day are called parade floats.

        • Svigor

          From my sociological lessons via The Wire, I’ve come to know these hats as “crowns,” lol.

          My old man called ’em “pillboxes” IIRC.

  • SargeInCharge

    Scully is a hypocrite. I just Googled him. One of the first articles that came up was “Casting Agent James Scully’s All-Time Favorite Models”. Scully names eleven models as his all-time favorite. All were white but one. Scully, maybe the person that you’re criticizing of racism chose white models for the same reason that you chose white models — looks, slim body type, professionalism.

    • NYB

      Scully may be sly like a fox.
      What better way to destroy your competition than to accuse them of racism and influence them to produce shows of lesser quality?

      • Daisy

        And what better way to get attention for yourself? Screaming “Racism” gets you more reaction than yelling “Fire!” in a movie theater.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    “The more diverse, the better” Translation: The less White, the better. People like this just need to be called at their own game. They should be asked repeatedly, “why do you dislike and judge people based on race?” “always bringing up race is a form of racism, why are you so anti-White?” Make the rats answer. They start it, logic finishes it.

    • TheAntidote

      Yes. Force them to drink some of their koolaid! Scully should also be forced to relinquish his job as a “casting director” in favor of a sub-saharan African, in the interest of diversity and ending white privilege.

  • Wayne

    Sell your products in Africa then, Schmuck!

    • Svigor

      Good point. I wonder if Scully’s income is from “sufficiently diverse” sources.

  • Daisy

    You know the world’s gone crazy when the ‘local militant feminist’ is outraged on behalf of white… fashion models!

  • LastBastionOfHope

    For every 100 pretty white women they are MAYBE 3 pretty black women. Even black men know this. Shouldn’t be a surprise. They also act like men, not women most of the time.


    Most of the “black” models are mulatto types anyway. Is that going to be pointed out?

    • Sloppo

      True. The colored women which ARE attractive tend to be mulattos who have mostly European facial features. Is it okay to say that?

      • Svigor

        No. You’re supposed to pretend that 1/8th black is 8/8ths black.

  • bigone4u

    Attractive facial features and skin tone, along with diversity of hair color, favors white fashion models. Butt, there is also the booty, baby. Blacks have too much of it to appear proportional. A big black botttttttom does nothing to sell the glamour image that fashion designers are selling.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I have a great idea: they could set up their own fashion lines, hire their own designers and models, and hold their own fashion shows.

    They won’t do that, though. Just as in our neighborhoods, schools and businesses, blacks inflict their unwanted presence on us and then demand we change to accommodate them.


    hahahaha, no one wants to look at those sheboons

  • LHathaway

    I just clicked on the link to see if there would be any photos of attractive models of color.. .

  • StillModerated

    So, I looked up African Fashion Show on YT and got several hits. I did not see one White model. I also did not see one Afro hairdo. All the models has Whitified their flowing tresses. I was so shocked I couldn’t concentrate on all those shapeless flour sacks and silly headgear.

  • Toby

    Nothing makes a rich white woman want to buy a piece of clothing more than to see it modeled by some black female. (sic)

  • Formerly Known As..

    Blah blah..Scully himself of course is a ski slope-nosed, blue-eyed squarehead. My guess is that he’s descended from Vikings that settled in Ireland. “Dublin Irish” is what a friend from Belfast calls them. At any rate, these Nordic whites seem to have least resistance to the “vibrancy & diversity” fetish kit. Just as likely, and because his agency no doubt pours lots of cash into these ethnic models, he’s looking at the bottom line. Tough bitties. Non-whites spend loads on hair and skin treatments, many of them quite harmful-to look more white.

    Beautiful white women are the standard by which others are judged. I wonder how Scully would react if one day he went to his bathroom mirror and Jimmy “Dyn-O-Mite!” Walker was staring back at him?

    I’d pay to see that.

  • Paleoconn

    Apparently it’s racist to be better looking. Anyway, the critic is right, I don’t concentrate on the clothes either when a beautiful White woman is around.

  • Fed Up

    Hmm. Wonder how many White ladies really are interested in fashions modeled by Black females.