Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Naomi on the Cover of Brazilian Vogue


July (and also Jan/Feb) are notoriously low selling months for magazines. They also seem to be the month that fashion magazines are most likely to put a black face on their covers. This July is no different thanks to the fabled (yet still unseen) issue Vogue Italia which has managed to put a slightly different spin on things. With all the hubbub, it is sure to be one of Italian Vogue's best selling issues of all time. Photographer Steven Meisel has said that he wanted this issue to make editors of the other editions of Vogue magazine to take note and "diversity their pages." So far, US Vogue has responded with an article called "Is Fashion Racist?" and a brief accompanying spread featuring three black models. The article wasn't mentioned on the cover or in the Editor's Letter. Thanks for playing Anna. I bet you anything that Anna Wintour is the type of woman that hands out diet pills and raisins on Halloween. In contrast, Vogue Brazil's July issue will feature the hardest throwing....I mean the hardest working model in the business Naomi Campbell. To the best of my knowledge Naomi has appeared at least one other time on the cover of Brazilian Vogue. The only other black model that I've ever seen cover the magazine was Margareth Lahoussaye-Duvigny.  Naomi's photos were snapped by David Bailey. This slideshow has a few of the interior pictures and Naomi's last cover for the magazine.

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9 comments:

sdg1844 said...

I have to admit that I'm surprised by the Brazilian cover. An actual Negro on the cover of a Brazilian magazine? Of course I'm being facetious, but in the era of Giselle, Adriana Lima and every non-black Brazilian model you can find, this is surprising.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I was browsing around, and I came upon your blog which is very nice. Naomi's beauty is infallible, and with the advancing actions being made in the fashion industry (slow advancing actions), its refreshing to see Black models receive their over due recognition.

anyone but Naomi said...

Naomi's inner ugliness is starting to show through the skin...I can't bear to look at her anymore; I just see an embarrassment. Aren't there some fresher, less grotesque black models?

Anonymous said...

"I bet you anything that Anna Wintour is the type of woman that hand[s] out diet pills and raisins on Halloween"
Best. Line. Ever!

Chic Noir said...

sdg1844-There is a very popular blk Brazilian model. She is the brown skinned black model in the Victoria Secreat catalog.

Brigitte said...

I think you're talking about Emanuela de Paula. She's gorgeous and reminds me a little of Vanity.

Chic Noir said...

Thanks Brigitte. I think she is gorgeous. I also noticed Channel Iman in the new VS catalog. My take, she is too high fashion. She has a hard time pulling off sexy. Maybe Jourdan can.

Brigitte said...

Yeah, Chanel and Jourdan are still too young to pull of VS. The thought of those two string beans in there is kinda creepy. I hope they're doing the clothing and not the lingerie.

Chic Noir said...

Yes Brigitte,Channel was modeling clothing. She is way to thin ro model Lingerie. Douzen Krous is much to thin to model Lingerie too. The DKNY ad with Douzen in a swinsuit is sooooo not becoming. Douzen is to straight up and down to pull off sexy.