Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Black Allure




Vogue Italia has graced us with a luminous spread featuring some of the most talented African American models of our time.  Although there has been speculation that Franca Sozzani, editor and chief of Vogue Italia, has not paid homage to African American models due to the disproportionate number of European American models painting their pages, this spread may prove otherwise, and is absolutely magnificent.  Titled “The Black Allure” the spread was shot by iconic fashion photographer, Emma Summerton, and features models Ajak Deng, Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, Rosa Cordero, Arlenis Sosa Pena, Georgie Baddiel, Joan Smalls, Lais Ribeiro, Melodie Monrose, Mia Niaria, Sessilee Lopez and Kinee Diouf, a wide spectrum of women of color are featured in the February issue. 

With a modern day Creole inspired concept influenced by the 1920’s, the colors resemble that of a Moroccan summer: warm and riveting ambers, dresses long and free flowing, plush furs and nature infused jewelry.   The spread is breathtaking and the clothes intoxicating; I’m loving the multi-colored sequined shingle dress with plunging neckline – the way it molds to ones shape and takes a life of its own.  Hope you all enjoy the splendor of these amazing photos and the brilliancy of the garments. 

Photo Credit: globalgrind.com, fashionbombdaily.com

1 comment:

  1. I wish they didn't have to have special articles or special issues in order to use black models. They should just use them and other models of color in every issue right along with white models.