Tuesday, April 20, 2010
DO BLACK MODELS SELL COVERS?
I was so interested to see that this issue was tackled in the May Issue of South African Elle ... I've always wondered if the fact that blacks models did not sell as many covers as white models, was a myth or if it was true. I don't really know how to put hhis question to the test apart from asking my readers what they think... and in order for me to find out I will need your comments and input... I've put together a whole lot of my favourite covers with my favourite models of colour... namely Liya Kebede, Gracie Carvalho, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa, Noemie Lenoir, Alek Wek and even Beyonce... especially considering that it took her so long to get her Vogue cover (she only got it last year after all this time). According to Anna Wintour the reason why there's a lack of black models on fashion covers, is because they don't sell... after looking at the above... I really find this hard to believe!