Wednesday, October 14, 2009

French Vogue paints white models black


So, I believe there are no black models in France, are there? There are? Why, then, did French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld see it fit to paint white models black for a fashion spread? Would it have not been much simpler to just hire actual black models?
I'm not sure what informed the decision and quite frankly it's in bad taste. Read more on http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/french-vogue-embroiled-in-blackface-controversy-20091014-gwl0.html
(pic: page from French Vogue, theage.com)

2 comments:

mylondonshopper said...

I agree, its in extremely bad taste. Its just as bad as the american apparel id magazine ad. http://aichlee.wordpress.com/2007/08/20/091/

Sandiso Ngubane said...

Hi There.
Thanks for the comment and the link. Serious bad taste over there. I mean, what the hell is up with that kind of make-up?