THE BLACK ISSUE

ITALIAN VOGUE THE BLACK ISSUE – A WORLD WIDE SMASH

In the world of fashion magazine, a black model on the cover of the publication is is a rare occurrence. The justification for this disparity is often that issues with black cover models don’t sell. This month, however, the so-called “black” issue of Italian Vogue has proven that theory to be at least somewhat flawed. As reported by UK news source The Guardian, in the past four weeks, the issue has caused such a phenomenal demand at news-stands in Britain and the []

VOGUE ITALIA – THE BLACK ISSUE

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. View article/slide show here I suppose we should all be grateful that []