Archive for America’s Next Top Model
This week, an ALL BLACK issue of Italian Vogue will hit the newstands!!! Tired of Black women being discriminated against on the runway and in fashion magazines, Franca Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue, decided to take action…and published an issue with ALL Black models and Black themed editorials!! The cover is a four page pull out featuring Liya Kebede, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn, and Naomi Campbell (above). Photographer Steven Meisel, who also expressed disappointment in how Black women are treated in the fashion industry, was given about 100 pages to fill with Black models…and he filled them with the likes of Veronica Webb, Tyra Banks, and many others…inluding America’s Next Top Model cast member and plus sized model Toccara Jones! If you run across a copy, you should buy it…this WILL be a collector’s item! [NY Times]
Check out the NY Times slideshow of Black models here.
**Update: I just called a well known bookstore in NYC called Rizzoli’s and had them ship me a copy. If you can’t find it in your local bookstore, I suggest you try a non-chain bookstore in NYC!