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Following up on photographer Sebastian Kim‘s statement yesterday, Numéro has issued an apology for the offensive blackface editorial that ran in its March 2013 issue. Problem is, they don’t really seem to be all that sorry at all.
Photographer Sebastian Kim has released a statement in response to the controversy surrounding his “African Queen” editorial for Numéro, which stars 16-year-old white model Ondria Hardin painted in apparent blackface.
The fashion industry is by no means all bad, but it does have its moments of being incredibly tone-deaf and out-of-touch, and the latest comes inside the pages of Numéro‘s March issue, which features an “African Queen” editorial. But instead of, you know, hiring a black model, the magazine painted a white model in blackface.
Well, this is awkward. After the blogosphere ooh’d and ahh’d over Karlie Kloss‘ banging body in her latest, semi-nude Numéro shoot, it turns out the glossy’s art department didn’t feel quite the same way. Today, the version of the spread that will appear in the magazine itself has been released, and unlike the one that came from photographer Greg Kadel‘s studio yesterday, Kloss’ ribs and sternum have been smoothed entirely out of a shot.
It’s official: Karlie Kloss has one of the most insane bods we’ve ever seen. To drive that point home, here’s the latest Numero editorial of Kloss doing her thing wearing next to nothing, and showing off much more than just her never-ending legs.
Numero’s issue #117 features an editorial starring fair-skinned and typically tow-headed model Constance Jablonski — except, in this case, she’s wearing afro wigs that vary in shades from chocolate brown to blonde and her skin has been decidedly bronzed, if not entirely darkened. The most eye-catching accessory in the shoot might be her co-star: a young, diaper-swaddled black child.
Okay, okay! We get it! Miranda Kerr is not just a Victoria’s Secret model any longer. The underwear model formerly known for her body rather than high fashion appeal has been popping up everywhere, it seems.
Gucci’s futuristic cut-out dress with metal detailing has been all over the place this morning thanks to 17-year-old Karlie Kloss’ spread in Numero magazine. But a laser-eyed poster on Fashionising noticed that tow-headed Anja Rubik is wearing it in Saks Fifth Avenue’s most recent catalogue. Who do you think wore it better?