It's ironic timing that, just after the issue of race came up at London Fashion Week with PPQ staging an all-black-model runway show, French Vogue is catching heat for a controversial photo shoot with Lara Stone. A 14-page spread for the October issue shows the Dutch model in blackface.
The spread praises Stone for pushing a "radical break with the wave of anorexic models", but as Jezebel points out, that compliment is hard to take when another issue seems to be so blatantly overlooked. October's issue is dedicated to supermodels, and no black models made the cut.
So you be the jury: Did this spread go too far, or is it just another way to push boundaries?
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