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July 26, 2008

All-Black Italian Vogue: Sold Out


My copy is in the mail and on it's way to Toronto, I had to call the fams in NYC to grab me a copy...

"Italian Vogue has taken the fashion and publishing world by storm by featuring all black models in its July issue. Historically, the conventional wisdom among “those who know” about circulation and newsstands in consumer publishing issues is that putting a black model or celebrity on the cover of a fashion magazine means that it “just won’t sell” well.


But after a couple of New York newsstand sell-outs, reports of frenzied, cross-town searches for $16 to $20 copies and the accompanying hype, Condé Nast has decided to reprint the issue — 10,000 copies emblazoned with the tagline “Most Wanted Issue Ever” and “First Reprint” banded across the front.” source

5 comments:

heartsandflowers said...

It's been insane trying to get a copy of this dang magazine. I was refused a wait-list by one local bookstore. The big corporate chains kept insisting they hadn't received any yet and then when I yelled at a few people it turns out they had received them and sold out. I have banned Borders for life over this because I spent 6 weeks trying to get one copy from 5 different stores and they effed up as far as I'm concerned. I did finally get 2 copies of the reissued copies on Tuesday. It's not quite all Black because the ad campaigns feature white models but I'll take it. If there's enough interest I'm sure they'll do a 3rd run. I'm sure this issue will have outsold all issues of all the Vogues in every country this year. Now what's Anna Wintour going to do? No more excuses!!!!

Ebony Intuition said...

I know, now will have to wait in see how their issues pan out from now on. Me personally although its great that this issue sold out, I still don't feel that we should be depending on white people to show us our own image, I think we have enough power to create our own magazines that reflect us as a people. I don't want other races in control of my own image. But that's my personal opinion

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kay* said...

seriously?!?!? shit. if they are no where to be found in toronto i'm going to have to ask my girlfriend to try and pick me up a copy in NJ...i'm gonna call her right now actually...

Ebony Intuition said...

Yea my cousin in New York is mailing me a copy and I actually got a copy down at the newstand at yonge and front st.

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