Bergdorf, a black British model who got fired three years ago from L’Oreal after she spoke out on racism, has been re-hired by the international cosmetics company and will be joining the company’s U.K. diversity and inclusion board.
Bergdorf made history as the brand’s first transgender model when she was hired as the face of a L’Oreal U.K. campaign in 2017.
The decision sparked a backlash for L’Oreal, with social media users and black commentators joining Bergdorf’s calls for a boycott of the company.
After her termination, Bergdorf called on customers to boycott the brand, stating that the company’s decision reaffirmed the widespread discrimination faced by women of colour in the modelling industry.
Bergdorf subsequently revealed she had accepted Viguier’s invitation to be a consultant on L’Oreal’s newly formed U.K. diversity and inclusion board.