Not So Vogue II

A little while back, I expressed some frustration at Italian Vogue's July 2008 issue, which featured only black models and was hailed as some sort of genuine progress for the fashion industry - meh (read here).

Jolie expressed similar sentiment on her blog, in a post titled "Black is beautiful, says Vogue Italia...but skinny, tall and frizz-free helps." She is completely right in how attempts at portraying real women in all their diverse loveliness conform to the prevailing beauty standard. Right on, Jolie. I'm sure most of you will agree.

Jolie's comments were in response to a great piece on this issue by Prayamvada Gopal in the Guardian - happy reading.


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