DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! British Vogue Isn’t Racist, It Just Thinks We All Look Alike

June 17th, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

In December, American Vogue decreed that Asian models are all the rage. Six months later, British Vogue is saying the same thing in its June 2011 issue with Alexa Chung on the cover. (See what they did there? Asians, Asians, everywhere!) This is great and all–that Asians have become the new It Bag–but in hailing the so-called “rise of the Asian model,” British Vogue incorrectly identified Liu Wen, first Asian model to walk in a Victoria’s Secret show and be a face for Estee Lauder, as her Chinese compatriot Du Juan, first Asian model to appear on the cover of French Vogue.

Jezebel pointed out that this case of Mistasian Identity was uncovered the same day that British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman told the Daily Mail she doesn’t think the fashion industry “is institutionally racist in the slightest.”

So I guess the fashion industry or, more to the point, British Vogue is just institutionally lazy? Because you know how easy it is to correctly identify models with this crazy thing people call the Internet?

Asians may be en vogue right now, but apparently fact-checkers at Vogue are sooo last season.

[Jezebel: British Vogue Can't Tell Its Asians Apart]

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One Response to “DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! British Vogue Isn’t Racist, It Just Thinks We All Look Alike”

  1. Crystal says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but in the picture featuring five models in the row I can’t get rid of impression that editors chose the worst possible photos of those girls.

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