Friday, August 22, 2008

Chanel Iman - "Black Break" - Vogue Korea


The pics are nice enough I guess. But really, is it necessary to put "black" on the cover and the spread? We all know that Chanel Iman is black (and part Korean too), that's why she isn't on the cover of US Vogue. Unfortunately, Chanel appears to be the only black model with new photos in the issue. The other "black beauties" spreads are just recycled from July's Vogue Italia. I think I'll pass.

Photographed by Oh Joong Seok
Pics scanned and uploaded by Chrisis511/TFS

5 comments:

kahlil said...

OHHH I didn't know that most of the eds were just reprints from Vogue Italia. Which makes me wonder why they chose Chanel to do an ed. Was it because she's Korean and maybe be easier for their readers to identify with? Hm... I don't know. But since I think Vogue Korea is really underrated I would love to know their thought process behind the issue. Especially when you consider the treatment of black people in asian countries.

MarriedToIt said...

okay its the history teacher in me but Koreans dont even appreciate mixed race children. So why even put her on the cover. Its been well documented how the children of US GIs were mistreated when the GI's returned to the US after the Vietnam and Korean Wars. I think they were trying to sell magazines and nothing else. Vogue Italia did well so why not follow suit.

Bombchell said...

interesting. I tried to find reactions, on whether it was well received or not.

Anonymous said...

Ugh! this is such a cheap imitation of Sessilee Lopez thirty-something spread in Vogue Italia...such a cheap imitation: the jumping poses, the squatting, the hand placement, the heavy clothes, the headscarfs, the make-up...everything...it looks so tacky. Chanel is completely incapable of handling such an extreme avant garde shoot...

admin said...

It's very necessary to put BLACK on the cover of that magazine. Korean people (myself) straight up from Korea do not deem Black people as "beautiful". In fact, Koreans (and a lot of other Asian countries) do not find "Black" people attractive. It's something that Korea is trying to stop. It's years and years of racism, etc. Being of mixed decent in Korea is not acceptable. It's sad how far in advance Korea is with fashion, movies, music, etc., however my homeland still has issues such as this. It's very taboo to be a straight up Korean (aka out of South Korea) and to mix with someone who is not of Korean decent. So yes it is necessary.