French Vogue Shoots Lara Stone in Blackface for This Month’s Supermodel Issue


French Vogue has a reputation for controversy, and this month's issue is no exception. Steven Klein shot Dutch supermodel Lara Stone in blackface makeup for a spread styled by French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld. The magazine praises Lara for the "radical break with the wave of anorexic models" she represents. Never mind that she is a size 4, and, rather than embrace her supposedly curvy figure, worries about being "the fat one." Never mind also that French Vogue shot other models who probably fall under their classification of "anorexic" for the issue, which is devoted to supermodels. The roster — including Kate Moss, Kristen McMenamy, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer, Anna Selezneva, Diane Kruger, Constance Jabloski, and Eniko Mihalik — is entirely white. No black or Asian models made the cut. But they hired Lara — and her curves — in the spirit of inclusiveness, right?

Oh No They Didn't: French Vogue Does Blackface [Jezebel]