Filed under: Fashion News, Magazines | Tags: all black issue, Franca Sozzanzi, Naomi Campbell, photos, steven meisel, tyra banks, Vogue Italia
Back in April, Threadtrend reported that an all-black issue of Vogue Italia was in the works. The news caused a big stir and tons of discussion about whether this was a too-little-too-late publicity stunt or a genuine attempt to spark diversity in an industry that’s not always so diverse.
Which ever way you feel about the controversy–and I definitely see both sides of it–you can’t deny images shot by iconoclast photographer Steven Meisel (he’s responsible for the Madonna’s Sex book) are stunning. He even managed to get Tyra Banks to lose her crazy eyes for half a second. There’s also no denying that, together with the Italian mag’s editor Franca Sozzanzi, Meisel has created a memorable issue (which comes in 4 different covers) that definitely highlights the absence of ethnic faces in fashion.
Whether it will change anything–well, that is debatable.
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