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The new British Vogue cover featuring all-African models

I actually find it quite impressive.

Bold and daring on the part of editor Edward Enniful, although probably not terribly commercial

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by Anonymousreply 216April 6, 2022 2:26 PM

From the man himself:

[quote] British Vogue’s February Issue Celebrates The Rise Of The African Model

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by Anonymousreply 1January 14, 2022 9:37 PM

[quote] quite impressive

What in particular? The amorphous shapes. The fact you can't see any faces or individual personality?

by Anonymousreply 2January 14, 2022 9:38 PM

Are they corpses?

by Anonymousreply 3January 14, 2022 9:39 PM

First look

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by Anonymousreply 4January 14, 2022 9:39 PM

Oh they went uber, super dark chocolate black.

by Anonymousreply 5January 14, 2022 9:39 PM

I wanna see ultra white, powder people.

by Anonymousreply 6January 14, 2022 9:40 PM

"Fuck YAAAAS Queen!"

Good lord, grow up

by Anonymousreply 7January 14, 2022 9:40 PM

Dashes of color

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by Anonymousreply 8January 14, 2022 9:40 PM

Why did they Photoshop them to look like licorice?

by Anonymousreply 9January 14, 2022 9:41 PM

Good grief this world. I do. I loathe it.

by Anonymousreply 10January 14, 2022 9:41 PM

More at the Instagram account of Mr Enniful

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by Anonymousreply 11January 14, 2022 9:43 PM

These women are as beautiful as me.

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by Anonymousreply 12January 14, 2022 9:43 PM

[quote]Fuck YAAAAS Queen!

Good lord, grow up

by Anonymousreply 13January 14, 2022 9:44 PM

FIERCE!

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by Anonymousreply 14January 14, 2022 9:44 PM

DM weighs in

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by Anonymousreply 15January 14, 2022 9:45 PM

[quote] FIERCE!

They are as fierce as the legendary Blue/Black Boadicea in those days of yore!

by Anonymousreply 16January 14, 2022 9:47 PM

Is that the Prancing Elites?

by Anonymousreply 17January 14, 2022 9:48 PM

Serious question….but did they darken their photos?

by Anonymousreply 18January 14, 2022 9:48 PM

Although I have seen people this dark in New York, it’s still unusual. Most black people do not have skin this dark, and it would have been a challenge to recruit them.

Was it someone’s JOB to pick out the darkest-skinned women they could find?

That’s as distasteful as choosing women for their light complexions.

by Anonymousreply 19January 14, 2022 9:48 PM

Its Gimmick style. It's an update of Hottentot fetishism. YAWN!

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by Anonymousreply 20January 14, 2022 9:49 PM

[quote] edward_enninful Verified It has always held true, even in the future-shaping world of fashion, that genuine change does not happen overnight. In an industry that is forever looking forward, where society’s evolutions are shaped and charted in styles both nuanced and grand-scale, it is not always the case that proclamation equals transformation. So, as we move into a new year in earnest, I want to take a moment to reflect – and happily so – on the fact that somewhere, deep in its core, over the course of a relatively few short years, fashion has indeed changed. It’s a truth reflected in our two extraordinary February @BritishVogue covers. See the full story in the new issue, on newsstands Tuesday 18 January, and click the link in my bio to read in full.

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by Anonymousreply 21January 14, 2022 9:50 PM

"Was it someone's JOB..."

No, this exact group just happened to walk in to the photo shoot at the same time

by Anonymousreply 22January 14, 2022 9:50 PM

I actually love the cover and the styling, but fuck Enninful. There's something nasty and evil about him.

by Anonymousreply 23January 14, 2022 9:50 PM

They look like angry burned insects, who’ve just finished feasting on white people. Some of them are still wearing their bibs.

by Anonymousreply 24January 14, 2022 9:50 PM

They may be wearing their bibs but they removed their plates.

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by Anonymousreply 25January 14, 2022 9:52 PM

What is your damage R24 ?

by Anonymousreply 26January 14, 2022 9:52 PM

This is the man in charge

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by Anonymousreply 27January 14, 2022 9:53 PM

I think most of the models are very beautiful and interesting looking but the photographer did them a major disservice with the photos. You can see from the other photos that they are not inkblots and see their beautiful faces.

by Anonymousreply 28January 14, 2022 9:56 PM

A lot of industrial strength vaseline used in that shot.

by Anonymousreply 29January 14, 2022 9:56 PM

This looks like some twisted fetishism to me, these women are presented as objects not people. They may as well be masks or sculptures in an ethnographic museum.

by Anonymousreply 30January 14, 2022 9:56 PM

yes, they are stunning, but it does look rather gimmicky, the photographer used them more as props

by Anonymousreply 31January 14, 2022 9:59 PM

I don't understand all of the fuss. Fashion photography has long favored people who stand out in some way, I've seen plenty of models with unusually pale alabaster skin. I'm not surprised photographers would try depicting the opposite end of the skin color spectrum.

by Anonymousreply 32January 14, 2022 9:59 PM

This British Vogue cover is "Fashion photography" trying to attain the level of True Art.

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by Anonymousreply 33January 14, 2022 10:02 PM

r5 Even I had to wonder if they put them in blackface.

by Anonymousreply 34January 14, 2022 10:05 PM

The photographer, Rafael Pavarotti, originally from Brazil

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by Anonymousreply 35January 14, 2022 10:06 PM

I like it. The model are gorgeous but it does kind of look like fetishcism

by Anonymousreply 36January 14, 2022 10:06 PM

The photographer seems to have a certain Style

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by Anonymousreply 37January 14, 2022 10:07 PM

I guess I'm a fashion moron because I don't get this. I don't get the point of gathering these beautiful women with such beautiful skin and then hiding them in that background. It's bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 38January 14, 2022 10:07 PM

I don’t mind the models looking dark in the pictures, but the lighting and background just seem off and the models are getting lost in the picture. Usually when they photograph models with very light skin, they don’t have them pose in the snow.

by Anonymousreply 39January 14, 2022 10:07 PM

well, it's nothing groundbreaking... like "Yo Mama's Last Supper"

eldergays might remember the controversy that one caused.

it was mediocre work but the reaction was legendary.

Guliani was foaming at the mouth for months.

by Anonymousreply 40January 14, 2022 10:07 PM

The cover is striking, but the model's faces are so strangely lit their features are hard to distinguish, just a few strokes in a mass of black. Weird choice if the goal was to highlight black women.

by Anonymousreply 41January 14, 2022 10:07 PM

They are beautiful but yeah, the lighting is terrible. You could hardly see their gorgeous faces.

by Anonymousreply 42January 14, 2022 10:08 PM

Is this like that OJ Simpson cover where they made him darker with editing tools?

by Anonymousreply 43January 14, 2022 10:10 PM

The October cover from Vogue Africa—

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by Anonymousreply 44January 14, 2022 10:11 PM

Zendaya on the cover of Africa Vogue, that’s a completely uninspired and mundane choice.

by Anonymousreply 45January 14, 2022 10:13 PM

The girl with the purple scarf looks as if she’s just about to close her eyes and take a nap? Great idea, great opportunity, great models, horrible photographer.

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by Anonymousreply 46January 14, 2022 10:13 PM

And not one of them has their natural hair. Yeah progress.

by Anonymousreply 47January 14, 2022 10:14 PM

It seems very racist to have darkened the image like that and create an image that looks like a stereotype.

by Anonymousreply 48January 14, 2022 10:16 PM

This shows the fetishizing of Africans more than anything else. The dark skin is presented as exotic "shock value" next to the western hairstyle looking like wigs with the skinny stick body type fit for western "fashion" mannequins.

by Anonymousreply 49January 14, 2022 10:16 PM

[quote] This British Vogue cover is "Fashion photography" trying to attain the level of True Art.

It isn't "trying to attain the level of True Art", it is straining to attain it. It is straining and bleeding in the process.

by Anonymousreply 50January 14, 2022 10:16 PM

I appreciate the more diverse casting of Edward's Vogue, but I find it odd that south Asian women are rarely part of the mix when they represent a larger minority in Britain (and the Commonwealth itself) and have more buying power.

by Anonymousreply 51January 14, 2022 10:17 PM

R47, if you think that white fashion models have their “natural hair”, then you probably also believe in Santa.

by Anonymousreply 52January 14, 2022 10:17 PM

One of those chicks with a dude like this would make for a very interesting porn scene!

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by Anonymousreply 53January 14, 2022 10:19 PM

We used to call them 'skillet blondes'.

by Anonymousreply 54January 14, 2022 10:19 PM

What say Darfur Orphan?

by Anonymousreply 55January 14, 2022 10:21 PM

The lighting is so poor the pics are flat. Fail.

by Anonymousreply 56January 14, 2022 10:22 PM

r53 much, much too political for youngsters today.

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by Anonymousreply 57January 14, 2022 10:22 PM

R56 They used a filter to make it look flat. It's an intentional choice.

by Anonymousreply 58January 14, 2022 10:24 PM

If they wanted to be daring they should put all men on the cover.

by Anonymousreply 59January 14, 2022 10:24 PM

R53 It could be the 2020s ode to the 80s power couple of Grace Jones and Dolph Lundgren.

The photos seem to be a bit of a miss, far too little contrast. Unfortunately Vogue Italia did it better… in 2008.

by Anonymousreply 60January 14, 2022 10:25 PM

Gotta Have a Gimmick

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by Anonymousreply 61January 14, 2022 10:26 PM

Albino people are beautiful as are noir black people as are everyone in between! We're all beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 62January 14, 2022 10:26 PM

A Grace Jones fan.

I thought Grace Jones was Jamaican.

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by Anonymousreply 63January 14, 2022 10:28 PM

r62 then you might want to avoid LSA's discussion on this

by Anonymousreply 64January 14, 2022 10:29 PM

I think it’s beautiful.

However, underexposing the photo so that you can even tell where one person stops and another begins, was taking it a little far.

by Anonymousreply 65January 14, 2022 10:30 PM

Related

Transgender activist Munroe Bergdorf is unveiled as Cosmopolitan UK's 50th anniversary cover star: Model discusses 'race, gender and femininity' as she poses in ethereal gowns in landmark issue

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by Anonymousreply 66January 14, 2022 10:31 PM

[Quote]We're all beautiful!

Even this?

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by Anonymousreply 67January 14, 2022 10:32 PM

The only reason I know Enninful's name is because he editorial after editorial at W featuring blonde white models being contorted, chopped into pieces, and covered in blood.

I thought, who is this psychopath? It was Enninful. He has ISSUES beyond issues.

by Anonymousreply 68January 14, 2022 10:36 PM

Magazine issues?

by Anonymousreply 69January 14, 2022 10:39 PM

Munroe Bergdorf is horrid

by Anonymousreply 70January 14, 2022 10:53 PM

Takes a LOT of smoke, mirrors, SCALPELS, and fard to make Munroe Bergdorf into something feminine.

by Anonymousreply 71January 14, 2022 10:56 PM

[quote] Munroe Bergdorf

He is a brainless, transvestite fool.

He gets sacked from every woke position given to him.

He relies on superior photoshopping and superior wig making.

by Anonymousreply 72January 14, 2022 10:56 PM

I can barely see the clothes.

I can't see the skill of the dressmakers.

There is an excess of make-up.

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by Anonymousreply 73January 14, 2022 11:15 PM

[quote] "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him" Voltaire, 1769.

If Munroe Bergdorf did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

by Anonymousreply 74January 14, 2022 11:21 PM

And like the inventor of the webpage popup ad the inventor would live in shame and infamy

by Anonymousreply 75January 14, 2022 11:23 PM

I look forward to this issue.

I will ask the courtiers to pick up a copy.

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by Anonymousreply 76January 14, 2022 11:26 PM

Blacks doing blackface.

We've come full circle guys.

by Anonymousreply 77January 14, 2022 11:35 PM

[quote]This looks like some twisted fetishism to me, these women are presented as objects not people.

They're models. That's the point.

by Anonymousreply 78January 14, 2022 11:38 PM

r72 racist, much?

by Anonymousreply 79January 14, 2022 11:39 PM

r76

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by Anonymousreply 80January 14, 2022 11:40 PM

why are the backgrounds so dark? were they afraid that people might see that they are black? Are people that sensitive that they can't see them as they are? What little I can make out looks beautiful, such a shame they wasted it with the dark background.

by Anonymousreply 81January 14, 2022 11:41 PM

Black only is racism.

by Anonymousreply 82January 14, 2022 11:44 PM

R80 Is that the Uk version of Hamilton?

Over-amplified and over-sensationalised with inaudible and insensible lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 83January 14, 2022 11:46 PM

The horrific opposite.

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by Anonymousreply 84January 14, 2022 11:53 PM

This cover makes me happy.

How much does it cost?

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by Anonymousreply 85January 14, 2022 11:54 PM

So much blackamoor!

by Anonymousreply 86January 14, 2022 11:54 PM

I looked up most of the models and they are very beautiful women, but as others have said the lighting and styling is bizarre. There is a very good reason why many black women tend to prefer white or colorful clothing, if they are very dark skinned black clothing washes them out. Just as most very pasty white women, tend to not wear a lot of white outside of their weddings. If you ever go to a black person's funeral you will notice all the white dresses, not black ones, for this very reason.

What I see is a bunch of very beautiful black women being reduced to being blank black avatars, which doesn't seem like progress.

by Anonymousreply 87January 14, 2022 11:54 PM

Beautiful and high time. However, purely aesthetically, I don't like it so much. All the black clothing is a little dour and the background color is meh. But kudos!

by Anonymousreply 88January 14, 2022 11:57 PM

I can't tell if this is photoshopped or not. I really hope not. People are Sudan are well known for having similar skintones.

I think it looks amazing. I'll take this over Kimye or Billie "Talentless Hack" Eilish anytime.

by Anonymousreply 89January 15, 2022 12:00 AM

Wow I’m really impressed if its real. I’d be more impressed if they will cover all Asians.

by Anonymousreply 90January 15, 2022 12:01 AM

[quote] progress.

We want Progress!

We are Progressive and we demand that Vogue give it to us!

by Anonymousreply 91January 15, 2022 12:02 AM

I think it's interesting.

by Anonymousreply 92January 15, 2022 12:02 AM

I can appreciate this. Enninful is Ghanaian so it’s cool to see real black Africanism in high fashion instead of Africanism through the perspective of a black American like Beyonce.

R90 Why? Enninful is African. Expect to see more Africans in British Vogue. It’s worked like that for white people forever, yeah?

by Anonymousreply 93January 15, 2022 12:11 AM
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by Anonymousreply 94January 15, 2022 12:11 AM
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by Anonymousreply 95January 15, 2022 12:11 AM

[quote] Zendaya on the cover of Africa Vogue

Why, R45? That's wrong!

by Anonymousreply 96January 15, 2022 12:14 AM

And I'm not surprised that these are the comments coming from the DL. Thank goodness I do not look for validation in the narrow vision of gay white men

by Anonymousreply 97January 15, 2022 12:16 AM

That lighting was a choice.

So was the styling.

Also not putting any full-figured models in the bunch.

Not sure it's sending a positive message. Feels really, really off.

A shame.

by Anonymousreply 98January 15, 2022 12:22 AM

[quote]I can't tell if this is photoshopped or not.

This is the model at R4.

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by Anonymousreply 99January 15, 2022 12:25 AM

[quote] Thank goodness I do not look for validation in the narrow vision of gay white men.

R97, I'm guessing your schoolteachers and your parent (or your parents) gave you validation.

But do you still need validation to get through your adult life?

by Anonymousreply 100January 15, 2022 12:30 AM

Have Grace Jones or Iman commented yet?

by Anonymousreply 101January 15, 2022 12:30 AM

"I'm gonna cut those bitches."

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by Anonymousreply 102January 15, 2022 12:33 AM

Ive seen some very beautiful dark skinned women,and those bitches arent. Whats with their legs ? They look like sticks .

by Anonymousreply 103January 15, 2022 12:34 AM

It's a gorgeous cover. I'm browsing on a phone and I can see their faces clearly so I don't get why you're bitching about not seeing their faces. A much bigger glossy paper cover will show them even better.

BTW at first glance I read the headline as Fashion Noir and I can't help but wonder if that was a deliberate move by the editor and the graphic designer.

Even without the commentary about the skin color it's a remarkable cover aesthetically in the sea of same old, same old. And yes, in a fashion shoot models are basically dolls for the photographer and the art director, even if they are super models. They are tools to achieve the end product. That's the way it is and everyone in the industry obviously knows it. First and foremost this is a fashion shoot. Everything else is secondary even if the subject matter is groundbreaking in some way.

by Anonymousreply 104January 15, 2022 12:39 AM

[quote] They are tools to achieve the end product.

What is the end product?

by Anonymousreply 105January 15, 2022 12:43 AM

[Quote] I've seen some very beautiful dark skinned women,and those bitches arent. Whats with their legs ? They look like sticks!

Totally agree with R103. They are way too skinny for me.

And I've seen hot guys with that color of skin.

by Anonymousreply 106January 15, 2022 12:43 AM

I need British Vogue to do my thinking for me.

This opinion piece is not just virtue-signalling, it is Malthusian!

(You will need to look up 'Malthusian' in the dictionary)

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by Anonymousreply 107January 15, 2022 1:04 AM

[quote] It's a gorgeous cover.

Obviously

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by Anonymousreply 108January 15, 2022 1:15 AM

r52, White models may not use their "natural" hair, but all of those models on the cover have straight hair wigs. If they really wanted to celebrate blackness, then at least have some braids, textured, curly, or afro hair.

by Anonymousreply 109January 15, 2022 1:32 AM

It’s British Vogue: it’s irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 110January 15, 2022 1:49 AM

Cutting edge

by Anonymousreply 111January 15, 2022 3:51 AM

Where is the plus size representation? Where is the trans, disabled and neurodivergent representation?

by Anonymousreply 112January 15, 2022 3:53 AM

Shake the Bigots out

by Anonymousreply 113January 15, 2022 3:54 AM

No one is that BLACK! Goddamn, some of them look like they're in blackface.

by Anonymousreply 114January 15, 2022 4:03 AM

They are wearing Nubian Blue Black face cream.

by Anonymousreply 115January 15, 2022 4:05 AM

I'm obsessed with dark skin to the point I fear it might be (and hope it isn't) fetishization. Stunning models, but I would've used the bright colored outfits shot for the cover. They really look exceptionally good against that complexion.

The models are unique. Even in Africa, only certain groups like Nubians and other Niolitic peoples from around the Sudan and certain West African Sahelians from Chad to Senegal, are generally that dark. I'm just surprised it took so long for the fashion industry to catch on.

by Anonymousreply 116January 15, 2022 5:26 AM

As for Mr Enningful, you can't deny he's radically changed British Vogue and made it interesting and relevant again. The magazine was a dud having become stale before he became editor.

by Anonymousreply 117January 15, 2022 5:28 AM

Hard to believe how Enninful ever got this position. From day one he's been completely unqualified.

by Anonymousreply 118January 15, 2022 5:38 AM

[quote] As for Mr Enningful, you can't deny he's radically changed British Vogue and made it interesting and relevant again.

Do you buy this magazine, R117?

by Anonymousreply 119January 15, 2022 5:43 AM

Visually, it's quite cool, but doesn't it seem a bit gimmicky and tacky?

by Anonymousreply 120January 15, 2022 5:59 AM

My god, Ike come look at this magazine. It’s got a much of darkies on the cover!!! Not just darkies, but almost blue, darkies!!!!

Do you think you could get us a few for the plantation? We would be the envy of the neighborhood!

by Anonymousreply 121January 15, 2022 5:59 AM

The clothes magazine looks as pleasant and inviting as a Henry Moore.

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by Anonymousreply 122January 15, 2022 6:02 AM

^ Henry Moore was another of the dead ends in 20th century art.

by Anonymousreply 123January 15, 2022 7:20 AM

WTF with this hair talk.

I work for a beauty supply company. That means I work with hair salons.

White people do NOT own straight hair.

White women use flat irons, straightening creams, straightening gels. Most white people have naturally wavy / curly hair. Naturally frizzy and wavy.

And 50% of our business are hair extensions.

ASIANS have naturally straight hair. Human hair wigs and extensions come from Asians.

This idea that straight hair is anti-black is obnoxious.

by Anonymousreply 124January 15, 2022 8:06 AM

Black hair is not straight. That is a fact.

by Anonymousreply 125January 15, 2022 8:55 AM

I reserve my right to comment until Patsy Stone makes a public statement on the cover.

by Anonymousreply 126January 15, 2022 8:56 AM

The actual styling is evocative of the 1940s, especially (weirdly, in my opinion) of Fascist and Social Realist fashions of that era. Lots of coiled 'dos, shoulder pads, and harsh lines.

The models are gorgeous, dark skin is gorgeous. The cover shot is aesthetically beautiful.

Styling them monochromatic ally, wearing black suits that almost look like Nazi uniforms- what is Enninful saying? The hair, in my mind, just highlights that that referencing is intentional. They look like African Eva Brauns.

by Anonymousreply 127January 15, 2022 9:20 AM

R116 Leni was avant-garde! First she served up Aryan fetichism, then Nubian.

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by Anonymousreply 128January 15, 2022 9:58 AM

Leni, however, was a artist of reproduction and knew to get enough light on her subjects, and balance the image overall, even is eh was very fond of shadow.

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by Anonymousreply 129January 15, 2022 10:03 AM

excuse my typing. Leni, however, was AN artist of reproduction and knew to get enough light on her subjects, and balance the image overall, even THOUGH SHE was very fond of shadow.

Of course, people were outraged by her fetishism and she deserved the pushback because she was white and well, a NAZI. But this fashion editor and photographer is black so you know, gets a pass and people think its fabulous.

Jean-Paul Goude, white, French, came in for it for doing similar racism slapjack, 2-3 decades after his work for and with Grace Jones. Suddenly, it wasn't OK.

But blacks doing it to employee black models. No problem.

Whatever.

I don't find the lighting productive here.

I shot fashion shows for 4 seasons. Everyone says the same thing. MAKE SURE TO SHOW THE CLOTHES.

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by Anonymousreply 130January 15, 2022 10:13 AM

Pretty girls, must admitt.

by Anonymousreply 131January 15, 2022 10:16 AM

They all look confused.

by Anonymousreply 132January 15, 2022 11:00 AM

[quote] Where is the plus size representation? Where is the trans, disabled and neurodivergent representation? —Never enough!

r112. In ads, lots in the entertainment, etc. for the masses. Not everyone's entitled to British Vogue just by having those identities.

Anyway, yes, two stunning black models who caught my eyes turned out to be Sudanese Australians, Adut Akech above and Duckie Thot.

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by Anonymousreply 133January 15, 2022 11:34 AM

Oh my! R133

by Anonymousreply 134January 15, 2022 12:16 PM

R125 You’re right it’s not. And guess what? They use the same tools white people use to straighten their hair. That’s my point.

by Anonymousreply 135January 15, 2022 12:52 PM

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by Anonymousreply 136January 15, 2022 1:00 PM

Actual progress would be having a black cover model once in awhile, of varying shades. This just looks like fetishism, or a rebellious act, e.g. "you think dark-skinned black people are less desirable than lighter skinned black people??? Take THIS!!!!"

I expect the one lighter-skinned model was included so people wouldn't say it was fetishism, or to give defenders an excuse "but there's a lighter skinned model too!"

The lighting on this, the colors, all indicate that the editor and photographer were masturbating furiously.

by Anonymousreply 137January 15, 2022 1:06 PM

Actual Africans are not impressed

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by Anonymousreply 138January 15, 2022 1:17 PM

Lol at "reverse bleaching".

by Anonymousreply 139January 15, 2022 1:20 PM

They look like mannequins

by Anonymousreply 140January 15, 2022 1:22 PM

Edward Enneful

and a cover of models that look like they eat Beneful

by Anonymousreply 141January 15, 2022 1:24 PM

"We think it's fabulous."

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by Anonymousreply 142January 15, 2022 1:28 PM

They're fabulous!

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by Anonymousreply 143January 15, 2022 1:43 PM

Vermicious Knids

Looks like a giant turd from Chrissy M or Roxane

by Anonymousreply 144January 15, 2022 2:07 PM

They’re beautiful women who are photographed without consideration of the beauty of their faces or bodies or how they make the clothing look - which is the entire point of fashion models. It’s all about how dark they are.

Which is nasty, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 145January 15, 2022 2:10 PM

Reminds me of the cover of the African Baby Catalogue.

by Anonymousreply 146January 15, 2022 2:13 PM

r124, Most Asians have straight hair, but there is a large Japanese and Korean contingent that have curly hair (Sandra Oh)., and it's considered undesirable. Did you not know that Japanese Yuko hair straightening system came out in the 90's, Brazilian in the 2000's?

by Anonymousreply 147January 15, 2022 4:09 PM

Meanwhile I have completely straight hair and would love some curls.

by Anonymousreply 148January 15, 2022 5:27 PM

It's a nice fashion pic but is obviously fetishizing them. Whatever. Mags are dying and this gets Enninful some PR. Elsewhere I saw some white girls exclaiming how gorgeous it is and that they'd make the effort to buy it.

by Anonymousreply 149January 15, 2022 6:23 PM

Not dark enough, r133.

by Anonymousreply 150January 16, 2022 11:19 AM

Are they burning copies in the streets of London in protest?

by Anonymousreply 151January 16, 2022 11:21 AM

"I find it...reductive."

Is that good?

"Look it up."

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by Anonymousreply 152January 16, 2022 1:35 PM

It's cool they used models with lovely dark complexions. Representation in the form of various skin tones is good. However, I'm tired of the stick thin, emaciated body types that are supposed to represent high fashion. Ditto the other extreme: "plus size" and "curvy" models who are really just obese. Why is there no middle ground? Why can't they use healthy women with hourglass figures (feminine curves with a small waist). That shape is actually an uncommon body type, which [italic]should[/italic] fit in with fashion's elitist marketing strategy.

The photographer and editor on this shoot made poor artistic choices. These images don't flatter the models or the clothes.

by Anonymousreply 153January 16, 2022 2:04 PM

You'd think Vogue could get a photographer who had the skill to light to photo well enough that the women of different skin tones wouldn't all look like blobs of darkness.

I'd give the idea a 6/10 (10 years ago it would have been a 9/10), but the execution a 1/10.

by Anonymousreply 154January 16, 2022 2:09 PM

Check the girls on instagram, it's not light, it's überblackface like in r85 link.

by Anonymousreply 155January 16, 2022 5:27 PM

All models black, good.

All black outfits, ridiculous.

Backgrounds, poor judgment.

by Anonymousreply 156January 16, 2022 7:01 PM

Why do all of the models look like they are in "black face" with the same skin tone?

Black beauty come in all hues so the photo gets a failing grade for "inclusion" and "diversity". I think it would have been more interesting and powerful with all races - Blacks, Caucasians (I include Hispanics in this group) and Asians. Now, that would be a photo with a great statement.

by Anonymousreply 157January 16, 2022 7:10 PM

Yes people buy fashion magazines for "statements"

by Anonymousreply 158January 16, 2022 7:28 PM

R3 I hate to say it but as I was scrolling down, I thought this

was about The Walking Dead (I watch all of the shows).

by Anonymousreply 159January 16, 2022 7:40 PM

The girls actually seem to be having fun at the shoot

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by Anonymousreply 160January 17, 2022 12:09 AM

They were lured in with the promise of food, they were very excited to be eating.

by Anonymousreply 161January 17, 2022 12:13 AM

It's true that even in Africa most people aren't that dark. Those features are common only among a few select tribes.

by Anonymousreply 162January 17, 2022 2:02 AM

Have these woman been collected from the tribe of "Blue Nubians"?

by Anonymousreply 163January 17, 2022 2:20 AM

It’s terrible. They made them appear as robots. The background and clothes should be light and bold colors. Zero contrast here. Dull and drab.

by Anonymousreply 164January 17, 2022 2:27 AM

I'm glad I never buy British Vogue but this thread gave me an excuse to do some first-class bitching against Wokeness.

by Anonymousreply 165January 17, 2022 2:29 AM

A couple of Dataloungers here have given an anemic grudging approval of this cover.

But no one seems to have expressed full on admiration for it.

by Anonymousreply 166January 17, 2022 2:53 AM

It reminds me of those controversial American magazine covers where black newsmakers were stained a darker shade to denote something sinister. I feel the fashion is lost here in a muddy, inky smear..

by Anonymousreply 167January 17, 2022 3:03 AM

British Vogue: annihilating the distinction between Aesthetics and Politics, one Woke cover at a time

by Anonymousreply 168January 17, 2022 4:48 AM

Vogue is a great magazine. The American edition just sucks. Time to sack Wintour. As much as I HATE cancel culture I'm counting on them to do the job.

by Anonymousreply 169January 17, 2022 6:49 AM

Why did someone start a new thread on this?

by Anonymousreply 170January 17, 2022 6:56 AM

R170 Shit stirring. Someone seems to think this cover is a great jumping off point to push posters into making racist comments. This thread got derailed with talk about fashion, so they're trying again. A lot of the first posts were from OP on this one.

by Anonymousreply 171January 17, 2022 10:39 AM

Aesthetics is important, that’s why we should talk about it.

And no, r171, I didn’t start this thread to ‘push posters into making racist comments’. I posted a lot initially in order to both provide the necessary images as well as contexts, e.g. info regarding the Editor and the Photographer, so that people can have an intelligent discussion, even for those without a fashion background.

So take your racist projection and shove it up where the sun doesn’t shine

by Anonymousreply 172January 17, 2022 4:51 PM

So wait. The models aren't really that dark and have been shopped by the photographer? That's fucked up, if true.

by Anonymousreply 173January 18, 2022 10:26 AM

[quote] So wait. The models aren't really that dark and have been shopped by the photographer? That's fucked up, if true.

Check out the video at r160. None of these women have a skin tone anything close to what is portrayed on the cover. They’ve been shopped to look like Zwarte Piet.

by Anonymousreply 174January 18, 2022 10:40 AM

[quote] That's fucked up,

Yes, R173, because 'dark' equals 'bad'.

by Anonymousreply 175January 18, 2022 10:41 AM

r169 They'll never sack her. She's too much of snake and she funds too many organizations that would protest on her behalf. In fact, some did. . . after a similar controversy, already thin models being edited to be even more thin, she sacrificed her staff in the dept and published a few articles to their liking, so all was forgiven and quickly forgotten. Not that it wouldn't have been even without action because she supports the right politics, has the right connections and has a public pulpit that reaches millions. Once she retires or dies, then expect the claws and stories to come out.

It's been such a while, I wonder if DL has any ongoing threads about her still? The rumours were ever so entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 176January 18, 2022 10:59 AM

[quote] edward_enninful Verified Our triumphant February 2022 @BritishVogue cover was revealed last week and is already one of British Vogue’s most-liked covers of all time on Instagram. I am so proud to see these women are inspiring you the same way they have me. See the full story in the new issue, on newsstands today, and click the link in my bio to read @FunmiFetto’s story in full.

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by Anonymousreply 177January 18, 2022 5:56 PM

^ link

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by Anonymousreply 178January 18, 2022 5:56 PM

[quote] edward_enninful's profile picture edward_enninful Verified With a new generation of models in the spotlight, fashion is at last embracing what it is to be truly global. For an industry long criticised for its lack of diversity, as well as for perpetuating beauty standards seen through a Eurocentric lens, this change is momentous. @FunmiFetto talks to some of those redrawing the map in the February issue of @BritishVogue - including @AnokYai, pictured here in a full @Schiaparelli look by @DanielRoseberry. See the full story in the new issue, and click the link in my bio to read in full.

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by Anonymousreply 179January 18, 2022 5:59 PM

^ link

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by Anonymousreply 180January 18, 2022 6:00 PM

The article:

[quote] British Vogue’s Momentous All African Cover Spotlights 9 Young Women Redefining What It Is To Be A Model With a new generation of African models in the spotlight, fashion is at last embracing what it is to be truly global. Funmi Fetto talks to some of those redrawing the map. Photographs by Rafael Pavarotti. Styling by Edward Enninful.

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by Anonymousreply 181January 18, 2022 6:02 PM

Truly global= black aryanism?

by Anonymousreply 182January 18, 2022 6:04 PM

You can barely see them. The background color doesn't do the models any favors.

by Anonymousreply 183January 18, 2022 6:35 PM

It's an ugly cover. The editor will have to go. Cries of racism will rend the air. A low key employee will be promoted. A high profile appointment will be made 3 years after that.

by Anonymousreply 184January 18, 2022 6:47 PM

[quote] If Munroe Bergdorf did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

The "Munroe Bergdorf" is completely artificial.

'Society is everything I hate.'

'I demand an apology.'

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by Anonymousreply 185January 18, 2022 6:49 PM

Bergdorf = fake hair and fake breasts but is there a penis there?

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by Anonymousreply 186January 18, 2022 7:58 PM

[quote] I appreciate the more diverse casting of Edward's Vogue, but I find it odd that south Asian women are rarely part of the mix when they represent a larger minority in Britain (and the Commonwealth itself) and have more buying power.

You find it odd that Asians weren't featured in a cover shoot for an article specifically about African models and their current popularity? Really?

[quote] British Vogue’s Momentous All African Cover Spotlights 9 Young Women Redefining What It Is To Be A Model With a new generation of African models in the spotlight, fashion is at last embracing what it is to be truly global. Funmi Fetto talks to some of those redrawing the map. Photographs by Rafael Pavarotti. Styling by Edward Enninful.

You don't appreciate diversity. You appreciate pitting nonwhites against each other.

The current issue features a cover story about 9 African models. March 2018 featured a cover story about 9 diverse models.

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by Anonymousreply 187January 18, 2022 9:05 PM

That Munroe bitch looks like a Bratz doll. So fake. Not attractive at all. Vogue really is scraping the bottom .

by Anonymousreply 188January 18, 2022 10:25 PM

[quote] Bergdorf = fake hair and fake breasts but is there a penis there?

Yes Munroe is MTF. Munroe has also lightened their skin significantly since they were a child. “White supremacy” indeed 🙄

by Anonymousreply 189January 18, 2022 11:02 PM

GaGa did pitch black ten years ago.

I find British Vogue reductive.

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by Anonymousreply 190January 19, 2022 4:12 PM

[quote]Was it someone’s JOB to pick out the darkest-skinned women they could find? [quote]That’s as distasteful as choosing women for their light complexions.

This kind of statement drives me bonkers! It shows how pathological the obsession with not offending anyone over race has become. It's getting as bad as Germany in 1938!

Why EVER NOT choose models for the shades of their skin?! Fashion is all about novelty and visual delight, and if you can find a bunch of inky black bitches, or snowy white ones, or even better still -- a clutch of English boys with that delicate yellow undertint that sends DL's Yellow Skin Troll into pre-orgasmic ecstacy –– why the fuck wouldn't you?!! And if it offends Woke wackos, just kick them up the kyber!

by Anonymousreply 191January 19, 2022 4:22 PM

r190's commercial looks like an ad for American Horror Story:

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by Anonymousreply 192January 19, 2022 4:33 PM

[quote]They’ve been shopped to look like Zwarte Piet.

So turning turning white models whiter for an arty fashion spread is fine, but turning black models blacker for the same arty reason is crime? Bitch, please! Talk about dog whistle Wokey racism. Some people need a walk in fresh air. They're so hypersensitised to take offense at ANYTHING and everything it's a wonder they can even function.

by Anonymousreply 193January 19, 2022 4:35 PM

[QUOTE] You find it odd that Asians weren't featured in a cover shoot for an article specifically about African models and their current popularity? Really?

R187 My comment wasn't specific to this issue but rather to entirety of his editorial reign.

by Anonymousreply 194January 20, 2022 12:34 PM

Been there, done that.

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by Anonymousreply 195January 20, 2022 12:42 PM

R195 That looks like cultural appropriation from Grace Jones.

by Anonymousreply 196January 20, 2022 12:52 PM

R195 That looks like cultural appropriation from Nosferatu.

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by Anonymousreply 197January 20, 2022 9:30 PM

Next month's cover on British Vogue--

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by Anonymousreply 198January 20, 2022 9:35 PM

Actually Janet was doing a similar aesthetics. In 1997.

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by Anonymousreply 199February 5, 2022 4:23 AM

^ something went wrong

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by Anonymousreply 200February 5, 2022 4:26 AM

congratulations Edward and Alec!

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by Anonymousreply 201February 6, 2022 7:46 PM

the happy couple

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by Anonymousreply 202February 6, 2022 7:47 PM

^They don't look very happy.

by Anonymousreply 203February 6, 2022 9:25 PM

[quote] The new British Vogue cover featuring all-African models

Is this guy some kind of privileged gay who hangs out with dukes and duchesses.

And is he a misogynist trying to make these models look as ugly as possible?

by Anonymousreply 204February 6, 2022 10:30 PM

R15 forget about the skin colour. Get the one in the orange outfit something to eat, stat! Fucking scary.

by Anonymousreply 205February 6, 2022 11:51 PM

Do y’all recognize her?

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by Anonymousreply 206February 14, 2022 5:04 PM

Answer…

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by Anonymousreply 207February 14, 2022 5:05 PM

^ link

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by Anonymousreply 208February 14, 2022 5:05 PM

That doesn't even look like her. Very pretty, but generic.

by Anonymousreply 209February 14, 2022 5:15 PM

[quote]Is this guy some kind of privileged gay who hangs out with dukes and duchesses.

What do you think the Editor of English Vogue does, darling? It's not Communist Monthly.

The level of hate shown in the Daily Mail reader comments shows how far there is to go, and how much it enrages bigots to have homosexuality thrust in their faces – especially privileged homosexuals. That's almost blood vessel bursting. GOOD.

by Anonymousreply 210February 14, 2022 5:22 PM

It's pretty brave to have a cover where all the models are the same race and skin tone, also they aren't fat, disabled, or trans. I think they look so elegant and powerful sitting next to each other. whoever was in charge creatively clearly values good aesthetics. A cover so beautiful like this will be rare in the age of "Woke" and the racists who hate that they're black can go f themselves.

by Anonymousreply 211February 14, 2022 5:22 PM

I’d have guessed this was Beyoncé

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by Anonymousreply 212February 14, 2022 5:29 PM

^

That image required 75 minutes worth of Photoshopping.

by Anonymousreply 213February 14, 2022 8:18 PM

Upcoming Memoirs

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by Anonymousreply 214April 6, 2022 2:19 PM

^ link

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by Anonymousreply 215April 6, 2022 2:20 PM

No gigantic asses?

by Anonymousreply 216April 6, 2022 2:26 PM
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