Tuesday, 11 January 2011
The latest Vogue catwalk report introduces us to the new Model Tribes and tells us that, The loveliest girls fell into four categories this spring.... Pouty Girls, Tough Girls, Smiley Girls and Black Girls, with an accompanying quote from model, Jourdan Dunn, ' It was good to come back from two seasons off work and see a lot more black models being used - and not just one shade of black either. I still think there need to be a lot more but I think we're getting there!'
Getting there? With this kind of patronising nonsense, when being black is just a quirk, like being pouty or smiley or tough? Can models not be black and pouty, black and smiley, black and tough? Is it just me or does anyone else think that this is completely inappropriate and more than a tad offensive?