Willington, Mar.11: Vogua Italia seems to be in hot water after it published an editorial in its latest issue that features Dutch model Saskia de Brauw in blackface.
The fashion magazine's March issue includes a feature called 'Abracadabra' that is clicked by veteran fashion photographer Steven Meisel and features Brauw in a series of images with her skin darkened draped in ethnic clothes, and in some, is surrounded by African animals, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Huffington Post's Julee Wilson said that not all the images have portrayed the model in dark makeup.
Wilson further added that it hasn't actually gotten there yet, because everyone was still shocked and appalled instead of bored by blackface editorials, but it seems like everyone sees white models in blackface almost like one see florals for spring and models eating pasta.
The editorial follows what seems like an endless series of blackface debacles, including Vogue Netherlands' "Heritage Heroes" atrocity and Numero's "African Queen".
Given the backlash to each blackface incident in the fashion world, the only conclusion for its continued use is that magazines want to be "edgy" and deliberately controversial. (ANI)