4-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Stars In Amazing 'Back To School' Ads
Will 2015 be the year the fashion industry fully embraces diversity?
It's certainly shaping up to look that way. Yesterday, children's footwear brand Livie & Luca debuted its Fall 2015 lookbook, and Cora Slocum, a 4-year-old model with Down syndrome, is featured prominently in the campaign.
Slocum, along with other children from the San Fransisco area, was picked for the revolutionary campaign as part of the brand's #ImGoingBackToSchoolToo initiative that aims to promote inclusiveness and equality for kids with disabilities.
To further the campaign, Livie & Luca partnered with Changing the Face of Beauty, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity within the entertainment industry -- especially the representation of those with disabilities.
This isn't the first time a model with a disability fronted a campaign; just a few days ago, we showed you Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old model with Down syndrome who will be walking in this year's New York Fashion Week.
Livie & Luca's campaign, however, is especially powerful because it targets a younger age group, and thus, it has an opportunity to change perspectives early on.