Italian Vogue’s Latest All-Black Spread: ‘The Black Allure’

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Photo: Courtesy of Emma Summerton/Italian Vogue

Perhaps Italian Vogue is at the forefront of the all-one-race trend that's been proliferating in magazines since it put out the now iconic all-black issue for July of 2008. This month's Italian Vogue features another all-black editorial, "The Black Allure," shot by British photographer Emma Summerton and styled by Edward Enninful. The spread includes some of today's top models of color, like Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa, and Chanel Iman. American Vogue, which recently ran an all-Asian spread, hinted in a recent blog post that it had an all-black spread in the works, featuring rising star models Ajak Deng and Anais Mali. It's difficult to say whether these pages are gimmicks or actual steps towards fashion becoming more inclusive. Until time hopefully answers that question, we hope magazines continue to embrace all kinds of faces — and bodies, for that matter. [fashin]