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Fashion should celebrate diversity: Michael Kors

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Designer Michael Kors thinks that the modelling industry should celebrate diversity.

The 54-year-old American designer has revealed that he deliberately chooses girls with wide-ranging looks and ethnicities so that his shows do not become boring, reported Contactmusic.

"I like the idea of models that can be chameleons. I don't like it when the models all look the same. To me it's so incredibly boring to turn them into mannequins, it's so much more interesting if we have different ages, ethnicities, body types, heights.

"We run the gamut from Frankie Rayder who's in her late thirties and Karen Elson, to girls that are just starting out who are 17; we go from the fairest of the fair to the darkest complexions," he said.

His comments came in the wake of Naomi Campbell and Iman's condemnation of the racist practises in the fashion industry.

Kors also believes it is important for a model to have the personality to match her strong look.

First Published: Wed, September 25 2013. 12:55 IST