Models generated by artificial intelligence could bring more diversity to the fashion industry or leave it with less | Daily rest

CHICAGO — London model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you'd expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood.

The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already appeared as a stand-in for the real-life Alexsandra in a photo shoot.

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Michael Musandu

Michael Musandu, co-founder and CEO of AI fashion company, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 8. In March 2023, iconic denim brand Levi Strauss & Co. announced that it would test AI-generated models produced by the Amsterdam-based company to add a wider range of underrepresented body types and demographics to its website.

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AI Fashion Models-Alexsandra

Fashion model Alexsandra in London on March 29. She has an AI version of herself that is used as a human model.

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AI Fashion Models-Alexsandra

Fashion model Alexsandra in London on March 29. While AI modeling agencies—some of them black-owned—can represent models of all races, genders and sizes with the click of a finger, real models of color have historically faced higher barriers to entry. you may be out of a job.

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