Last week, the internet was up in arms about the way a Black model’s hair was styled…or lacking style for J. Crew’s sister brand’s Madewell, campaign. While most people were certain that the ad was a result of a stylist who didn’t know how to do Black hair, others argued that J. Crew and Madewell were simply trying to showcase a natural, straight out of bed, unpolished look.
After all of the discussion, J. Crew issued an apology for the image.
When we wrote about the debate on Friday, I suggested that until the model herself comes forward, there’s no way for us to know what really happened on set. Well, over the weekend, unable to avoid the topic of her hair being dissected by thousands of people, Mari Henny Pasible, the Dominican model featured in the controversial ad stepped into TheShadeRoom to share her thoughts.
Does this settle it for you or do you still feel a way?