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)