Courtesy of Fashionista.com:
“This just in from a source:
Steven Meisel has just shot an entire issue of Vogue Italia with all black models, hoping that other issues of Vogue start to diversify their own portfolios.
Apparently, all of the photo shoots have already happened, as model bookers at various agencies have been contacted and sourced for new, beautiful, not-white girls — and now they’re twittering about how cool the issue will be.”
Its almost a shame that Italian Vogue is going to be the first to do this. Especially considering that Americans pride themselves in their diversity. Logically, however, it makes sense. Italians do love brown.
Because it seems appropriate – a tribute to some of my favorite black models:
Selita Ebanks of Victoria’s Secret Fame
Noemie Lenoir (aka Genevive from Rush Hour 3)
Timeless and Flawless Iman
The divine Alek Wek