Why modelling is only the beginning for Dilone. Since walking the runway for Marc Jacobs’s fall 2016 show, Dilone’s modelling career has gone from strength to strength.
The 24-year-old has opened up to London’s Evening Standard ES magazine about fashion, coming out, and how modelling is only the beginning for her.
When asked if she was always interested in fashion, she said: “I grew up on Long Island and wore a lot of Abercrombie. When I moved to New York City, that was the first time I really felt comfortable wearing the clothes that I wanted to wear, which were boys’ clothes. I’m so glad that unisex fashion is finally being taken seriously.’
And while she’s glad that unisex fashion is finally being taking seriously, she explains why she’s tired of talking about diversity.
She said: “I came in at a great time — I feel very fortunate. But at the same time, I am tired of talking about diversity. Let’s stop talking about how great it is that you have put a black girl on the cover. It is great, but everyone has read it a hundred times now and I think they get numb to it.”
The star explains how modelling is only the beginning and that she is ‘shooting for the top.
Talking about why she wants to pursue acting, she said: “It’s a great way of getting out all the things I want to express — like my righteous anger. I’ve been going on auditions and I am working closely with my acting coach, but I haven’t booked anything yet. We’re going for big roles — I’m shooting for the top.”
Dilone also shared that she is ‘grateful’ she is for her modelling career, as it’s enabled her to ‘pursue interests’ that her ‘parents couldn’t afford’.
When quizzed about her girlfriend, she had this to say: “I’ve been dating her since November and it’s going really well. I’ve met her family and I love them, and they love me. I only came out two and a half years ago because it took me a long time to accept it.”
“I felt like there was a certain way you had to be, as a gay woman. So, to be able to find this connection with her is really amazing. I am too excited about it. I have to pull back on what I post of her on Instagram sometimes. I post things that are a little too risqué and then think, oh, I might delete that, actually.
Why modelling is only the beginning for Dilone