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Thursday, June 19, 2008

JUST IN!!! Sneek pic- July All Black Vogue Italia.

From left: Liya Kebede, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell.

Cathy did it again. The New York Times got a sneak preview of Italian Vogue's all-black issue, and now we can resolve the pressing Who's the Cover Girl issue: As you see, Liya Kebede got the top spot on the fold-out cover followed by Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn, and Naomi Campbell. She gives us a sneak peek at the Steven Miesel pictures for Vogue Italia. The All Black Vogue Italia issue will be on European newsstands next Thursday and in the United States soon after.
Racial prejudice in the fashion industry has long persisted because of tokenism and lookism. For the July issue of Italian Vogue, Steven Meisel, one of the most influential photographers in fashion, has photographed only black models. Naomi Campbell is featured in one of these images.

In a reverse of the general pattern of fashion magazines, all the faces in the July issue of Italian Vogue, including Sessilee Lopez, are black, and all the feature topics are related to black women in the arts and entertainment.

Mr. Meisel was given roughly 100 pages for his photographs.

Tyra Banks

Ms. Sozzani (Editor, Italian Vogue) said the issue was not a response to criticism that she, too, has under-represented blacks or portrayed them as stereotypes. “Mine is not a magazine that can be accused of not using black girls,” said Ms. Sozzani, noting that Naomi Campbell has had several covers, and that Liya Kebede and Alek Wek have also had covers

Naomi Campbell

Over Ms. Sozzani’s initial objections, Steven Meisel also hired Toccara Jones, a full-figure model, who became known from “America’s Next Top Model.” “I wanted to say something about weight, and I’m never allowed to do that,” he said. “I met Toccara and thought, she’s beautiful. What’s the deal with her? She’s great and she’s sexy.”

Sessilee Lopez

Ladies, life truly does not get much better. First Obama, then this.

1 comment:

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

my favorite model is Chanel Iman - she's perfect!!
xo alison