Saturday, 27 August 2011

Iman Speaks out Against the Slave Earrings in Italian 'Vogue'.

A fierce human rights activist with a particular focus on women and children around the world, the legendary Iman is not one to bite her tongue on issues of racism—particularly when it encroaches on the fashion world. Case in point: Vogue Italia caught Iman's notice earlier this week when the renowned publication posted a feature on its website called "Slave Earrings," featuring a white woman wearing large gold hoops. The magazine tried to resolve the faux pas with an alternate headline, "Ethnic Earrings," only worsening the situation with the implicit equivalence.

Fashionista had the opportunity to speak with the style and beauty mogul about her thoughts on Vogue Italia's latest gaffe. She says,

I’m a huge fan of Franca Sozzani and Vogue Italia’s website because they have a whole section on black models...But yeah, I didn’t like it. Slave does not make it ethnic. Mind you, it’s not lost in translation–the word slave, we know what it is. They might as well have called them n***** earrings. For somebody like Franca Sozzani, who did that whole black issue for Vogue, somebody should have said something.

Also on Wednesday, Iman added the Platinum accessory collection to her wildly popular collection on the Home Shopping Network. After two decades of modeling, the glamazon now focuses exclusively on her entrepreneurial projects including Iman Cosmetics, her popular make-up line that specializes in shades for women of color.

1 comment:

SIMON KITURURU said...

Unfortunately ,... I think - like it or not - large gold hoops won't be a hit this year after all the blah blah about them raised by this hoopla!