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Vogue Italia has something of a spotty history when it comes to dealing with race in its pages. For their January issue, however, the glossy has tapped Chinese model Fei Fei Sun, and after leafing through our mental archive of Vogue covers and consulting the trusty Google machine, we’re pretty darn sure this is the first time an Asian model has ever fronted the magazine all by her lonesome. And the resulting images? Flawless.
The trend (because it is a trend, unfortunately) of putting Asian models in your advertising and your couture shows and your magazine spreads is a welcome change from the whitewashed fashion photography and casting of yesteryear. But is it enough simply to evoke whatever feeling you think the East evokes in order to claim diversity? Apparently it is. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott created this spread for Interview Magazine called China Girls. And there’s only one Chinese girl in it.