chloe norgaard, What's Underneath
A Splash of Color Among Fashion’s Monochromatic Palette

We asked model Chloe Nørgaard to be a part of the What's Underneath Project because in an industry bursting with button-up pretension and real-life (and un-ironic) Zoolanders, Chloe is a down-to-earth Burning-Man rebel with rainbow hair, a see-through camisole, and denim ripped to the nines. When agencies told her to dress in such-and-such a way (and, of course, to lose weight), Chloe said, "Fuck it, I’m dying my hair blue." Today, colored hair is ubiquitous. We love how Chloe eludes the derogatory stereotypes surrounding modeling by telling people that she’s a gynecologist or librarian. For WU, she bravely reveals her "on-and-off relationship" with her small chest, adding, "It's funny, I probably only have an issue with my boobs because of the magazines. If there wasn't any of that, I probably would've never had that thought. Thank God it didn’t stick. Now, I just don't like to wear bras." Deconstructing twisted beauty norms is one of WU’s primary aims. Thank you, Chloe, for standing outside of the pack and creating your own kind of beautiful.

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Chloe's video was edited by Andrea Cruz
The What's Underneath Project is produced by Elisa, Lily, & Mona

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