Is Blackface the New Black?

As Joe Zee of US Elle often says, “Twice is a coincidence, and three times is a trend” so I’m going to venture out and say that having models in blackface is one of the industry’s most offensive trends.

First, it was Lara Stone in Paris Vogue in blackface.

Lara Stone in Blackface for Paris Vogue

Then it was the models on America’s Next Top Model in blackface (for the second time).

A model in blackface on America's Next Top Model

Then it was Sasha Pivovarova in blackface with Heidi Mount in V magazine.

Sasha Pivovarova and Heidi Mount in blackface in V Magazine

What do you think of the new trend of models in blackface?  Offensive, artistic or a little bit of both?

-Septembre

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About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine, TheKit.ca, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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