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Blackface Is The New Black In L’Officiel Hommes

Ah, blackface. It’s baaack. Apparently, as magazine sales plummet, editors try ever more provocative ways to grab the attention of readers on and offline. The latest? This decidedly politically incorrect spread in L’Officiel Hommes in which a bunch of Caucasian male models get painted a darker shade and outfitted with Afro wigs in order to pantomime being African-American. The racially charged, er, “story” is entitled “Keep It Goin’ Louder,” although what that has to do with racial passing is unclear. Get a gander at the rest after the jump and then sound off in the comments. Keep reading »

This Model Is A Piece Of Furniture

In the latest issue of POP magazine, model Devon Aoki stars in an homage to designer Allen Jones. Jones is perhaps best known for having designed furniture that, in some cases, resembles people — for example, a table top resting on a base composed of a mannequin on all fours. Provocative? Yes. Politically correct? No. This story, “Allen Jones: Wearable Art,” was shot by Seng & Seng and seems to suggest mannequins and models are more alike than not. Don’t you think? In any case, check out more after the jump, and then tell us in the comments if you find this layout to be objectifying or interesting. Keep reading »

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