"Racial prejudice in the fashion industry has long persisted because of tokenism and lookism."
-N.Y Times
For the July '08 issue of Italian Vogue, Steven Meisel, one of the most influential photographers in fashion, has photographed only black models.

Friday, June 20, 2008



TITASAYS said...

steven meisel is a genius. and i hate to admit it but its true. models with darker skin complexions are not easily booked.

yves saint laurent had a fashion show back in the 90s, which he called the black out fashion show because all the models he used were black.

also heatherette a couple years back had a fashion show with only black models. some designers are trying but unfortunately the reality is this (this is what a journalism teacher told me about the sad truth about the publishing world, top secret stuff):

"black is better than white
rich is better than poor
pretty is better than ugly
skinny is better than fat
and there's nothing better than a dead celebrity"

a famous quote from a prominent publisher who told his staff that's what makes a successful cover for a magazine.

super rude but realistic because it happens and we never catch it. but i'm breaking that mold.


fashion soul mate steven meisel?? wow!! u know ur shit! u gots to msg me one day and discuss fashion we have the same taste

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