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Monday, April 28, 2008

Italian Vogue July Issue To Exclusively Feature Black Models

Vogue Italia or Italian Vogue's July issue will feature Black models exclusively. I am not a Vogue reader, but I love the editor's,Franca Sozzani, response to the fear that the issue will not sell:

"Because nobody is using black girls. I see so many beautiful girls and they were complaining that they are not used enough."

Ms Sozzani admitted the issue could yet prove to be unpopular among some in Italy, where the xenophobic Northern League is part of the new coalition led by Silvio Berlusconi: "Maybe in our country it is not the best idea. But I don't care. I think it is not my problem if they don't like it – it's their problem." The Independent

She was like.."Whatever!" Change comes from people being bold enough to take risks.
This is making news all over the fashion mags:
The rumors about an all-black issue of Italian Vogue are true! And its cover girl could be none other than 17-year-old rising star Jourdan Dunn. We're not surprised Dunn landed the issue, considering she was the first black model to walk Prada this past Fashion Week in Milan since Naomi Campbell in 1997. Steven Meisel shot the entire issue with zero white models, in hopes the move will encourage other magazines to diversify. New York Times
So what do you think? Will it sell? Will it change anything in the long run? Do we care? You say what?