Skip to comments.Supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for French Vogue photoshoot (art or racism?)
Posted on 10/14/2009 6:04:15 AM PDT by Libloather
Supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for French Vogue photoshoot
BY Nicole Carter DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 1:27 PM
French Vogue has gotten into some more haute controversy.
This month's issue of the fashion magazine features a photoshoot with white supermodel Lara Stone in blackface, according to Jezebel.com.
No stranger to shocking shoots it recently featured a faux-pregnant model smoking a cigarette the magazine enlisted photographer Steven Klein to shoot the 14-page spread, styled by editor Carine Rotifeld.
The story that goes along with the photos praises Stone for her "radical break with the wave of anorexic models."
But the fashion world isn't alone in the blackface controversy.
A recent episode of "Mad Men" set in the 1960's found Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) hosting a party and entertaining in black face.
And last week, Harry Connick Jr. slammed contestants on an Australian variety show who performed a Jackson Five song in blackface.
As a judge, Connick Jr. gave the group a zero score. The show later apologized for the skit.
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Photographer Steven Klein shot the 14-page spread with Stone. Steven Klein/French Vogue
As long as she doesn’t dress up like Obammy...it’s ok.
Is she a conservative? If so then it is racism...if she is a liberal, it’s the highest art form known to man.
Reminds me of my toast this morning.
Don’t you hate it when your kids turn the knob all the way over to cook some frozen breakfast thingy and then forget to turn it back?
The 14 page spread should be displayed by other art. Perhaps the jar of urine with the crucifix in it?
Ooooooooo.....then it’s Racism!
Yes. Yes and yes again.
She looks very convincing as a black woman. Quite African. If makeup is that good, I need to make myself black and my chances of getting a job might be improved.
Oh my, is this what First Frump will wear to the Oscars, er, the Emmys, er, the Tonys, er, the Nobel Awards??
Although, now that I look at it, the crown may be a bit too small to fit, and a bit too, understated. That’s it. The whole outfit is too understated for MO, so forget it. Move along.
HOw about when Oprah's ugly mug is on a magazine cover every month with her straightened hair and surgically altered nose? Is she trying to look white?
Did they borrow he necklace from Meeshell?
Regard that black face it looks like a spray on tan burn.
Of course it racism. Everything white people do concerns racism.
She must not have gotten the memo about the Boob Belt being Haute Couture this year.
I see a woman of extraordinary beauty wearing sumptuous "oriental" costume in very, very, dark make-up. Much ado about nothing.
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