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Vogue Italia, Round II

Hey guys!

So in 2008, Vogue Italia turned the fashion world upside down (at least for a few months), when they brought out “The Black Issue”.  An all-black issue, cover to cover, featuring just about anyone who was hot or legendary at that time.  The buzz was so great that the magazine sold out around the world in days!  This is for a magazine printed in Italian! And it was in such demand that Vogue reprinted tens of thousands of copies in the U.S., U.K. and Italy.  That had never been done before!  I was certainly one of those that scooped up a copy.  Of course, the chatter of ‘could black models on covers sell?‘ was raised to a crescendo.   We won’t know for sure as still, in 2011, women of colour in major magazine are still very few and far between.

Anyway, they’ve come back in 2011 with the all-black photo spread ‘The BlackAllure’.  Pretty much the who’s who of the black modeling world.

Image courtesy of Coco & Creme

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Vogue Italia makes waves again!!!

Italian Vogue has catapulted itself into the spotlight again! First it was with the all-Black issue of a few years ago, now they have launched 3 new websites, Vogue Black, Vogue Curvy and Vogue Talents.

Now the internets have been abuzz with the news of Vogue Black, which is supposed to shine a spotlight on black models past, present and future. Vogue Curvy is dedicated to all those greater than a size 2 and features hot plus-size model Crystal Renn. Vogue Talents keeps up on all the up and coming designers out there.

I for one am glad to see an international forum dedicated to the very, very talented black models gracing a few of the runways.  I would be even happier when race really does not matter and we could readily find models of all races gracing the cover of international magazines and runways around the world.  I am also interested in seeing a non-American perspective on race and beauty and the thoughts and issues that affect others in Europe and beyond.

Check out these new publications at:

Vogue Black

Vogue Curvy

Vogue Talents

Happy Sunday reading!

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