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Blackface editorial sparks controversy in Vogue Netherlands

Controversy over blackface fashion continues.

By Kim Anne Apr 23, 2013 8:57PM

Photo: Vogue Netherland blackface // Buzzfeed.comVogue Netherlands is getting attention for its May 2013 issue, which features a Caucasian model in blackface. 

According to Fashionista, Model Querelle Jansen stars in the May 2013 issue’s “Heritage Heroes,” taking a look back at some of Marc Jacobs’s work for Louis Vuitton.

“This collection is inspired by the style of the Parisian showgirl Josephine Baker, mixed with tribal influences,” says the mag in one of the editorial captions. Photo: Buzzfeed.comAlthough Vogue Netherlands is the most recent example of the seemingly never-ending trend of inappropriately using blackface models, they definitely aren’t the first example. 
In fact, Buzzfeed put together a list of 15 Terrible Blackface Fashion Moments, featuring this most recent example from Vogue, as well as a roundup of the many others out there, including other editorial spreads and even examples that took place during runway shows. In fact, Buzzfeed put together a list of 15 Terrible Blackface Fashion Moments, featuring this most recent example from Vogue, as well as a roundup of the many others out there, including other editorial spreads and even examples that took place during runway shows. 

Tell us: What do you think of the blackface controversy?

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Photos: Courtesy of buzzfeed.com

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Apr 24, 2013 7:54PM
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Photo: Vogue Netherland blackface // Buzzfeed.comVogue Netherlands is getting attention for its May 2013 issue, which features a Caucasian model in blackface. 

According to Fashionista, Model Querelle Jansen stars in the May 2013 issue’s “Heritage Heroes,” taking a look back at some of Marc Jacobs’s work for Louis Vuitton.

“This collection is inspired by the style of the Parisian showgirl Josephine Baker, mixed with tribal influences,” says the mag in one of the editorial captions. Photo: Buzzfeed.comAlthough Vogue Netherlands is the most recent example of the seemingly never-ending trend of inappropriately using blackface models, they definitely aren’t the first example. 
In fact, Buzzfeed put together a list of 15 Terrible Blackface Fashion Moments, featuring this most recent example from Vogue, as well as a roundup of the many others out there, including other editorial spreads and even examples that took place during runway shows. In fact, Buzzfeed put together a list of 15 Terrible Blackface Fashion Moments, featuring this most recent example from Vogue, as well as a roundup of the many others out there, including other editorial spreads and even examples that took place during runway shows. 

Tell us: What do you think of the blackface controversy?

More Simply Chic:
Illamasqua makeup ad creates blackface controversy
Victoria’s Secret apologizes about American Indian outfit
Sports Illustrated causes controversy

Bing: The most controversial advertisements of all time

 

Photos: Courtesy of buzzfeed.com

Apr 24, 2013 7:36PM
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Photo: Vogue Netherland blackface // Buzzfeed.comVogue Netherlands is getting attention for its May 2013 issue, which features a Caucasian model in blackface. 

According to Fashionista, Model Querelle Jansen stars in the May 2013 issue’s “Heritage Heroes,” taking a look back at some of Marc Jacobs’s work for Louis Vuitton.

“This collection is inspired by the style of the Parisian showgirl Josephine Baker, mixed with tribal influences,” says the mag in one of the editorial captions. Photo: Buzzfeed.comAlthough Vogue Netherlands is the most recent example of the seemingly never-ending trend of inappropriately using blackface models, they definitely aren’t the first example. 
In fact, Buzzfeed put together a list of 15 Terrible Blackface Fashion Moments, featuring this most recent example from Vogue, as well as a roundup of the many others out there, including other editorial spreads and even examples that took place during runway shows. In fact, Buzzfeed put together a list of 15 Terrible Blackface Fashion Moments, featuring this most recent example from Vogue, as well as a roundup of the many others out there, including other editorial spreads and even examples that took place during runway shows. 

Tell us: What do you think of the blackface controversy?

More Simply Chic:
Illamasqua makeup ad creates blackface controversy
Victoria’s Secret apologizes about American Indian outfit
Sports Illustrated causes controversy

Bing: The most controversial advertisements of all time

 

Photos: Courtesy of buzzfeed.com

Apr 24, 2013 7:18PM
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Photo: Vogue Netherland blackface // Buzzfeed.comVogue Netherlands is getting attention for its May 2013 issue, which features a Caucasian model in blackface. 

According to Fashionista, Model Querelle Jansen stars in the May 2013 issue’s “Heritage Heroes,” taking a look back at some of Marc Jacobs’s work for Louis Vuitton.

“This collection is inspired by the style of the Parisian showgirl Josephine Baker, mixed with tribal influences,” says the mag in one of the editorial captions. Photo: Buzzfeed.comAlthough Vogue Netherlands is the most recent example of the seemingly never-ending trend of inappropriately using blackface models, they definitely aren’t the first example. 
In fact, Buzzfeed put together a list of 15 Terrible Blackface Fashion Moments, featuring this most recent example from Vogue, as well as a roundup of the many others out there, including other editorial spreads and even examples that took place during runway shows. In fact, Buzzfeed put together a list of 15 Terrible Blackface Fashion Moments, featuring this most recent example from Vogue, as well as a roundup of the many others out there, including other editorial spreads and even examples that took place during runway shows. 

Tell us: What do you think of the blackface controversy?

More Simply Chic:
Illamasqua makeup ad creates blackface controversy
Victoria’s Secret apologizes about American Indian outfit
Sports Illustrated causes controversy

Bing: The most controversial advertisements of all time

 

Photos: Courtesy of buzzfeed.com

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