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June 19, 2008

Conspicuous by Their Presence



By CATHY HORYN

"The irony in fashion is that it loves change but it can’t actually change anything. It can only reflect a change in the air. But what changes fashion? What would finally move American designers to include more black models on their runways? That 30 percent of the country is nonwhite? That black women spend $20 billion a year on clothes? That an African-American is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party?"

"For the July issue of Italian Vogue, Mr. Meisel has photographed only black models. In a reverse of the general pattern of fashion magazines, all the faces are black, and all the feature topics are related to black women in the arts and entertainment. Mr. Meisel was given roughly 100 pages for his pictures. The issue will be on European newsstands next Thursday and in the United States soon after." read full story

2 comments:

kay* said...

oh my gosh! i have to buy this...i hope you don't mind i'm going to do a quick post on this - with your link of course! as usual, thanks for keeping up with the good news!

Ebony Intuition said...

No problem I already called chapters to make sure they are getting the issue lol

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