22 August 2011

Vogue at it again

My thanks to James at Obliged to Offend for drawing my attention to this piece of utter tactlessness om the part of Vogue (this time it's Italian Vogue plumbing the depths.

From the Vogue Italia website

Slave Earrings

Jewellery has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops.

If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Colored stones, symbolic pendants and multiple spheres. And the evolution goes on.

Unsurprisingly this article has gone down like a lead balloon - and with damned good reason.

Vogue Italia tried a firefighting exercising by changing the article's title from "Slave" to "Ethnic" earrings and then pulled the article - just like Ametican Vogue did with its appallingly sycophantic piece of drivel about the Assads back in March.

Perhaps Vogue will come up with something even more tasteless soon... Holocaust chice, perhaps?

Ach it;s just further proof of the utter worthlessness of the fashion industry


CherryPie said...

It makes me wonder at the people who make big money from this...

jams o donnell said...

It makes me wonder too Cherie

SnoopyTheGoon said...

But you see, Jams, Vogue is for people, mainly of female persuasion, who don't read words there anyway, just look at the exhibits.

jams o donnell said...

Perhaps... I am glad the not wife is even more vehement in her disgust of these mags than I am!

susan said...

Fashion magazines are the worst of the worst in general and Vogue is the worst of the worst of the worst. I always take a book the odd time I go to a hairdressing shop.

jams o donnell said...

A wise move Susan!