July 9th, 2008

corset & bougainvillea

Wow.

Now, I'd heard that Vogue Italia had said "fuck it" and done an entire issue with only black models photographed by Stephen Meisel as a "fuck you" to an industry that, after a few years of intensely fetishizing multiculturalism, had decided to show black women the door in exchange for a monotonous menagerie of stick-thin, pasty-faced alien-babies on catwalks and in front of the camera.

What I didn't know was that Toccara of America's Next Top Model fame was one of the models.

Holy shit.

Photos here.

WARNING: DO NOT LOOK AT THE COMMENTS. THEY WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO PUNCH THINGS.

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Also, thanks for the birthday wishes. I have safely waded into another 365-day cycle of bullshit and ecstasy.