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.
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I suppose we should all be grateful that in 2008 Vogue has decided to dedicate one whole issue to featuring the black woman. It’s a very brave move on their part – MONUMENTAL!!!!!
Thank you Vogue. I feel so special right now. Before this I thought my skin was too dark, my nose too wide, my lips too full, and my backside too big. But because of your GROUND BREAKING decision, I now feel beautiful and accepted…..
However ladies, let’s not get over excited, because come August, September, October, November, December and there after, it will go back to being BUSINESS AS USUAL!
But for now lets just savor this special moment, and thank Vogue for allowing our beauty to shine for one month only in between their sacred pages.
Now lets all shuck and jive in the streets…
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