In the never-ending, broken record saga of blackface as an art form, Dutch model Lara Stone is the latest white person to dip into the shoe polish.
Stone’s face, arms and legs were painted in dark make-up to resemble what we can all assume to be a black person. French Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Carine Roitfield styled the shoot, and is rumored to be next in line as editor-in-chief at the American Vogue.
Needless to say the photos, taken by Steven Klein, are causing controversy as bloggers and editors speak out against it. Fashion magazine Jezebel said, “What Klein and Roitfeld should know is that painting white people black for the entertainment of other white people is offensive in ways that stand entirely apart from cultural context.”
Can someone call Harry Connick Jr.? and get him to explain the whole blackface thing to French Vogue.