Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Vogue Italia: Black Barbie Issue
We're still making moves y'all! Just last Thursday I was raving about this year's 1st Annual Arise Africa Fashion Week. And NOW, Italian Vogue has released the first ever issue dedicated to Black Barbie. Gotta love those Italians. I've been to Italy, it's an amazing country and consistent with popular belief they LOVE black women.
Anyway, for those of you who were under a bush last year (just kidding), Italian Vogue was the very first mainstream fashion magazine to launch an all-black issue:
Well, just one year and one black US president after, we have July 2009's issue of Italian Vogue complete with black barbies of all shades, complexions and characteristics. The Barbies are said to be designed with "more authentic-looking black features, including . . . fuller lips, a wider nose, more distinctive cheekbones and curlier hair," explains Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue's Editor-in-Chief.