A Global Phenomenon

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

When the all-Black issue of Vogue Italia hit the stands, no one could have predicted its’ outrageous success.

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  • Ms Q

    Naomi is crazy but she is so pretty!

  • Way 2 Grown

    GUESS IM FIRST. I JUST WANNA SAY HEY TO PRETTY LAUREN

  • Ms Q

    Oh yeah 1st!🙂

  • dayg715

    you would think by now that the fashion industry realized that black models are WAY more bankable than the white ones. this comes as no surprise to me at all that this issue of Vogue did so well.

  • Ms Q

    Sorry Way 2 Grown…beat ya to it🙂

  • Tigger

    Ms Q, I feel you on this one, she fine as hell but the finest women are the craziest.

    Check out tyra banksss!!!!!!!!!!

  • I'm Just Me (JOSH ALLEN'S # 1 STAN!!! GO JOSHIE, GO JOSHIE)

    LIVESTEEZ SAID:

    In the world of fashion magazines, a black model on the cover of the publication is is a rare occurrence. The justification for this disparity is often that issues with black cover models don’t sell. This month, however, the so-called “black” issue of Italian Vogue has proven that theory to be at least somewhat flawed.

    As reported by UK news source The Guardian, in the past four weeks, the issue has caused such a phenomenal demand at news-stands in Britain and the United States that Condé Nast, the publisher, has rushed to reprint and distribute 40,000 more copies.

    Conceived by editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, and shot by Steven Meisel from a roster of 18 new, established and former stars, the July ‘black issue’ sold out in Britain on arrival. Borders bookstores in the country have reported that demand was up 654% from the previous issue.

    “It has been unprecedented, a sensation, although that wasn’t the aim,” said Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of Condé Nast International. Here in the States, the issue is shrink-wrapped and stickered with the words “First Reprint. The Most Wanted Issue Ever.”

    “I’ve been watching the news-stands since the beginning. There are lines of women when they hear of a new shipment,” says Kenya Hunt, the young black style editor of Metro International News in New York. “The news-stand guys are hustling, locking it up in the back and charging $25, $28, when the real price is $16. Yesterday, I saw it on eBay for $50. There is a climate shift. This is the year of the presidential election. And this at a time when magazine sales are really hurting.”

    The issue isn’t new for Hunt, who wrote a piece about the absence of black models a year ao which was generally met with silence from the industry. Now, she says, everyone is eager to quote the article.

  • I'm Just Me (JOSH ALLEN'S # 1 STAN!!! GO JOSHIE, GO JOSHIE)

    I am not surprised at all by this. I really want to get one.

  • Aunt Viv

    Thank you I’m Just Me,

    I bought the issue and the pictures of the models are so beautiful. I have the cover with that Ethiopian model Liya on the cover.

  • Just Sayin

    IMHO, That picture is very OPS (over photoshoped)

  • Brooklyn, Stand UP!

    She is such a hottie!

  • DA TRUFF HURTZ!!!

    BLACK WOMEN ARE THE BEST WOMEN ON THE PLANET!!!

    PERIOD.

    ALL OTHER WOMEN “PALE” IN COMPARISON!

    ANYONE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE SO IS A FOOL…

  • Hi there

    I bought my copy. Naomi is gorgeous as always.

  • Mary J. Blige Has Super Powers

    The ONLY reason the fashion industry doesn’t promote more non-white models is NOT because they won’t sell–it’s because they CHOOSE NOT to put them in magazines, since they know they look better than white models.

    Look at a beautiful black, East Indian, Asian, Arab, etc woman compared to a beautiful white woman. The non-white women have unique, exotic looks, and that is what the western fashion world doesn’t want to overtake their white women.

    I hope this isnt just mere tokenism. I hope all editions of Vogue take note, and CONSCIOUSLY put in more non-white models in their magazines. Fashion is INTERNATIONAL, and the industry should reflect that!

  • I'm Just Me (JOSH ALLEN'S # 1 STAN!!! GO JOSHIE, GO JOSHIE)

    Fashion is INTERNATIONAL, and the industry should reflect that!

    **************************************************************

    100% Co-sign!

  • Mandah? chocolate raaaain!

    i wish i could find a copy, history in the making truly.

  • Blu

    Black women are gorgeous and can sell anything! The industry needs to stop under estimating us. I’m not psychic or anything, but I believe after OBAMA is elected into office we are going to see some things change when it come to black people!! TRUST!!!!

  • Aunt Viv

    @ Mandah?

    If you’re in NYC, try any magazine store in the fashion district. That’s where I got mine.

  • http://www.yahoo.com mzprettylady

    Black is beautiful!!!! It’s about time! These women are gorgeous plus they work just as hard as the white models and should be represented as well. Go ladies looking Good!

  • mmph.

    Black is beautifah! Naomi rocks.I think that grit keeps her young. How do you spell ornery? I love it, smooth skin, no make-up, nice teeth, that’s all you need.

  • kacee

    I beg to differ. I admit that there are SOME beautiful black women, but there are only a select few. The ones whoe are gorgeous are the ones who are part white or some other ethnicity. It’s very rare you find a dark skinned african american woman and can honestly say she is beautiful. Big lips, Big Ass, big thighs, big belly, and BIG MOUTH? No thanks!!!

  • mmph.

    how bout make-up optional, wear it if you wanna.

  • PRTTYBRWNGIRL

    they are referring to this edition as the “ITALIAN MEN’S SPANK BANK SERIES”

  • new2this

    dayum it’s 2008 and they are just now doing this.. dayum shame.. “better late then never” tho, right.. all the models look beautiful, glad to FINALLY see them getting their shine..

  • new2this

    @KACEE..

    Oh man, see that’s where the shyt starts.. this is a good thing that they did this, and the haterism starts.. for real, keep negative foul azz opionions to your self, they are NOT wanted here, not on this thread… shu fly, shu….

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