All Black Issue of Italian Vogue?!!!

This week, an ALL BLACK issue of Italian Vogue will hit the newstands!!!  Tired of Black women being discriminated against on the runway and in fashion magazines, Franca Sozzani, the editor of Italian Vogue, decided to take action…and published an issue with ALL Black models and Black themed editorials!!  The cover is a four page pull out featuring Liya Kebede, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn, and Naomi Campbell (above).  Photographer Steven Meisel, who also expressed disappointment in how Black women are treated in the fashion industry, was given about 100 pages to fill with Black models…and he filled them with the likes of Veronica Webb, Tyra Banks, and many others…inluding America’s Next Top Model cast member and plus sized model Toccara Jones!  If you run across a copy, you should buy it…this WILL be a collector’s item! [NY Times]

Check out the NY Times slideshow of Black models here.

**Update:  I just called a well known bookstore in NYC called Rizzoli’s and had them ship me a copy.  If you can’t find it in your local bookstore, I suggest you try a non-chain bookstore in NYC!

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4 Responses to “All Black Issue of Italian Vogue?!!!”

  1. where can you buy this magazine from because every where i have been have said they have not had it in

  2. I myself have been trying in vain, to obtain a copy of this collectors Edition, as well as alot of my other african-european sisters.I HAVE HEARD THAT IT HASN’T BEEN DISTRIBUTED IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE REGULAR ISSUES OF VOUGE HAVE.Please could someone clarify this for me because if this is the case ,then we are once again ,we are being ,discriminated against.HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Emmanuel Says:

    mich i am having the same problem in baltimore, md. the barnes and noble i usually go to always has italian vogue. but it is almost the middle of july and “they still haven’t got it in”. LOL

  4. ok in my vain search for this i’ve learned that its hitting newstands on July 14th. So try on that date

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