Vogue Italia must really have something against black people period. I guess they didn’t catch enough flack over the ‘Slave Earrings‘ they posted on their website last August, now they’re mocking black women with their ‘Haute Mess’ spread for their Over The Top issue. Since Vogue Italia is such a high fashion magazine, I guess they must have run out of ideas or something to come up with this mess.
I guess it goes without saying that we (black people) inspire so many that they just had to try and make fun of it. I mean everything we do is carbon copied anyway from the full lips, hips, big butts, etc., so why not go ahead and steal our hair fashion as well. Some of these hairdos we wear are seriously over the top, but in essence creative. I mean, I wouldn’t walk around like this on a normal day but they’re okay for Bronner Brothers and hair shows.
Check out the pics below:
And of course the editor Franca Sozanni is acting like she don’t know where all the racist flack is coming from:
“ We wanted to make something quite extravagant. It’s more to push people to be creative and extravagant. … Because I read everything in the blogs, but honestly, we just thought it was the concept of extravagance, of creativity, even something over-the-top, something that is not usual. If you want, you don’t dress like that, you don’t put on this kind of makeup, but it’s just to make a fake, to go over-the-top, it makes you happy in a way, more alive, more colorful — sometimes fashion looks sad.”
A racist image, I really do not understand. I went through the pages so many times. Like when we did the Black Issue, everybody said that we did that on purpose because Obama was the person chosen to go to the White House, and if you just think one second, not more than one second, you can see that to make a magazine like what we did for the Black Issue, it takes six months [to do]. … People wanted to see an economical and a financial [decision], just to get more money, because we talk about Black Issue, it’s probably because the president is black. What do you answer? They don’t know what it means to work at a magazine. That’s it.”
I mean the least they could’ve done is give credit to where they found their inspiration to make this mockery… I’m just saying!!!
Check out the full spread and behind the scenes video here.
What do yall think????
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