Deddeh Howard was tired of being told that the agency 'already had a black model'.
Like much of the image driven media, black faces are absent from high end fashion.
Runways and fashion campaigns will include people of colour, but as the exception rather than a rule.
Howard, a model from Liberia who lives and works in Los Angeles, launched "Black Mirror" to highlight the lack of diversity in the industry.
The project recreates photos from famous campaigns by Victoria's Secret, Calvin Klein, and Chanel.
Howard worked with photographer Raffael Dickreuter to create the images.
In a caption on one of the side by side images, Howard wrote:
The two images all being shown together should really show that we all have a place, that we all belong and should be visible!!
The full series of images can be seen on Howard's website, here.