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Yes, Blackface Is Still Offensive, Vogue Netherlands

You might have been sitting at your desk at work wondering to yourself, “Hmm, I wonder if it’s a good idea now for fashion magazines to hire Caucasian fashion models and smear their faces in blackface paint.” I am here now to put your mind at ease. No, it’s still not a good idea.  You got that, Vogue Netherlands?

The magazine’s May 2013 issue depicted light-skinned, Dutch model Querelle Jansen wearing a dark black face as she poses in homage to dancer Josephine Baker (right) and model/actress Grace Jones (left). (Both were inspirations to Marc Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton collections, fall 2008 and spring 2009 respectively.) Yet instead of hiring actual, you know, black models, the magazine used a white model in blackface.

Vogue realizes that actual black models do work in the fashion industry, right? It’s not like they are unicorns. [Clutch Magazine]

Check Out Terry Richardson’s New Ads For Jimmy Choo

Lindsay Poses For Terry
Lindsay Lohan poses for Terry Richardson photo
Lindsay bares her butt for a photo by Terry Richardson. Read More »

Terry Richardson pooped out this new series of ads for high end shoe brand Jimmy Choo, featuring models Querelle Jansen and Jonas Kessler. The pair play high class limousine-riding rich folks. Wearing really, desperately ugly expensive shoes. [WWD]

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