Saturday, February 5, 2011

Black History Spot Light: Italian Vogue's All Black Issue; "The BlackAllure"

Italian Vogue has created another, All Black Issue, this month.  Their first, All Black Issue, debuted in July 2008 and is now considered iconic.  This year they have dubbed the issue: The BlackAllure.  And alluring it defintely is!  It is simply delicious and pure Black Art.   British photographer Emma Summerton had models Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa, Aminata Niaria, Georgie Badiel and Ajak Deng looking like Black Royalty.  The pictures truly are a work of art.
The look is Harlem Renaissance.   It's classy, jazzy and full of chocolate decadence.  I am glad to see that Italian Vogue is paying tribute to such a great cultural time period in Black Art, Life & Music.  The Harlem Renaissance is a proud moment for Black Americans, especially Black New Yorkers.  It was one of Harlem's greatest moments.  I sure would have loved to see Harlem during that time.  First place I'd be if I had a time machine.  Bravo Vogue, well done.
The ladies were styled by UK stylist, Edward Enninful.  They had the pleasure of sporting couture pieces by Versace, Louis Vuitton and Jill Sander, just to name a few of the designers who were represented in the 1920s inspired shot.  
--Princess Carter
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