Thursday, August 07, 2008

Collector's Item

July has come and gone, but the beautiful Italian Vogue issue featuring all black models shot by Steven Meisel is still a hot item.

Conde Nast had to reprint the issue to get more copies onto sold out newsstands. Publicity stunt or not, it is a gorgeous exercise in calling attention to an easily overlooked issue. I've always wondered what it does to people of color to be surrounded by images of what they are not. Well, here are stunning images of what they are: beautiful. The white models in nearly all of the magazine's ads look a little pale in comparison.

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