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12

Jan
2011

vogue tries, fails to get it right with models of color

On 12, Jan 2011 | In Fashion, Selected Posts | By sue

I want to talk about “Gangs of New York,” an editorial showcasing the work of several prominent New York designers. It’s from the February issue of American Vogue, and was styled by Grace Coddington and photographed by Mario Testino. For each photo, a group of models styled to look alike wears pieces from a designer’s latest collection. There’s a blonde punky group, a brunette waspy group, a pale wispy romantic group…and an Asian “hip creative” group and a black “tribal” group (my descriptions, not the magazine’s).
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