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MAGAZINE FAB: Italian Vogue Debuts The "Black Allure" Photoshoot

Italian Vogue has done it again.  For those of you who thought the legendary "Black Issue" was a one snap deal....think again.  The magazine recently debuted a gorgeous spread featuring only Black models called "Black Allure."  See the photos inside...

Under the direction of Franca Sozzani, Italian Vogue continues to embrace the richness and fullness of Black female beauty and proves Black models can sell high fashion magazines.  Her latest work is absolutely phenomenal. 

The entire spread has pics of Ajak Deng, Arlenis Sosa Peña, Chanel Iman, Georgie Baddiel, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Kinee Diouf, Lais Ribeiro, Melodie Monrose, Mia Aminata Niaria, Rose Cordero and Sessilee Lopez.

 

 

Gorgeous.  Your thoughts?

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As always the clothes are

As always the clothes are beautiful and so are the Models. Why do we always include dangerous influences like Tobacco and Alcohol? Next time that's not needed. We need to show more positive and progressive images and be ourselves!
Earth Gift's picture

Bloody gorgeous!! Absolutlely

Bloody gorgeous!! Absolutlely stunning - although it's looong overdue. About time that our beatiful women were recognised by the fashion industry.
shallon's picture

Gorgeous. I like this one

Gorgeous. I like this one featuring ethnic women also...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVzlWXfzD4c
Anonymous's picture

Stunning!

Stunning!
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WHATT DA FUGG!! HOW U GONNA

WHATT DA FUGG!! HOW U GONNA CALL DA SPREAD BLACK ALLURE?? IF IT WAS A TYPICAL ALL WHITE CAST WOULD U CALL IT WHITE ALLURE?? THESE PEOPLE DO NOT DESERVE APPLAUSE BECUAUSE THEY REALISED OTHER RACES EXIST ON MOTHER EARTH; INSTEAD THEY SHOULD BE SLAPPED AND SHOT FOR TAKING SO FUGGING LONG. WHY DOES EVERY THING FEATURING BLACK PEOPLE HAVE TO BE EMPHASISED. BLACK entertainment television. Young BLACK fabulous. the BLACK issue of vogue... THE BLACK nickelodeon show true Jackson vp.. BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO EMPHASISE ISH. IT SHOULD JUST BE STANDARD STUFF.
Saffron's picture

This is the beautiful work of

This is the beautiful work of EDWARD ENNINFUL and the makeup work is by MATHIAS VAN HOOFF and he is simply amazing. The makeup work is simply brilliant!
Anonymous's picture

I am happy that the Black

I am happy that the Black Italian Vogue was not just a one time thing. However, I am not crazy about the message that these images send to my African American sisters. As an ex-smoker especially. There are way too many cigarettes in these photos. I already feel like the deadliest cigarettes are targeted to the black youth, Newports, which is probably why blacks usually contract a more "aggressive" form of cancer than whites. I love my black people. QUIT SMOKING YA'LL. I did it 3 years ago and I never looked back, never will...and so can you. And stop the killing. PEACE.
DC_Diva's picture

Seriously?? Lighten the fuck

Seriously?? Lighten the fuck up...it's a damn picture! SMH
Anonymous's picture

That's exactly what I was

That's exactly what I was thinking!!
Anonymous's picture

The black women in this

The black women in this spread look AMAZING! kudos to Italian Vogue for recognizing the black woman in all her glory!
EJ AVIANCE's picture

Just Beautiful. End of

Just Beautiful. End of conversation
Yes's picture

This isn't by Franca Sozzani,

This isn't by Franca Sozzani, but in fact Edward Enninful, who was responsible for the previous Black Issue shoot, featuring models such as Naomi Campbell and Toccara Jones.
Anonymous's picture

This wasn't by Franca

This wasn't by Franca Sozzani, but by Edward Enninful who was responsible for thr previous Black Issue shoot, featuring models such as Naomi campbell and Toccara Jones.
Anonymous's picture

that last picture is DYNO

that last picture is DYNO MITE!! and some day it will JUST be called "the allure" because beauty is beauty not black or white
leesh's picture

Absolutely beautiful.

Absolutely beautiful.
Jae's picture

I think they are absolutely

I think they are absolutely stellar! I have got to get a copy. Missed the last one.
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Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! It's a shame American vogue (Anna Wintour) won't do the same.
Anonymous's picture

thats because when you step

thats because when you step outside of the US, Ethnicity is deemed beautiful and exotic! Here our own men don't think that we are the shit.
Anonymous's picture

beautiful all around.

beautiful all around.
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Mays's picture

Some folk complain too much.

Some folk complain too much. Too this , too that, subliminal message this and all the rest. Just be happy it's there at all and celebrate it. Whatever! The pictures are stunning especially the second to last. L
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Me's picture

Its not that they are just

Its not that they are just georgious...they are just stunning, bone structure is awesome....
Gz's picture

Its not that they are just

Its not that they are just georgious...they are just stunning, bone structure is awesome....
Gz's picture

The woman in orange is my

The woman in orange is my fav!!!!!!
Mimi's picture

I think they look great. Sick

I think they look great. Sick of people reading into the pics.
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Why is it no matter what the

Why is it no matter what the photo, theres always a problem. It's always she's to black, she not black enough, her hair to straight, or to natural. She,s smoking"like people don"t smoke". When the fashion industry doesn't ues us we scream racism. LOL if their was an apple in these pic ,someone say "WHY IS THERE AN APPLE, WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO SAY.
Anonymous's picture

the garments where beautiful,

the garments where beautiful, and the women were even more beautiful, however, what is up with all of the cigarette smoking and the alcohol drinking? is that the underlining theme of ethnic or is it celebratory?
?????'s picture

Nice photo spread but why

Nice photo spread but why does it have to have such an ethnic feel to it - animal prints, head wraps etc?
Dalstongirl's picture

So, you would've preferred

So, you would've preferred these African models be put in Tommy Hilfiger or some other western styles only just so they would look more like white models? I thought the whole point of the shoot was to celebrate the beauty of these African models and at the same time-their culture. Maybe the person who has a problem isn't the one who styled the models-maybe its you. BTW-everyone is 'ethnic' because everyone comes from a certain culture. These ladies look fierce!
imnotthatstoopid's picture

that is such an ignorant

that is such an ignorant comment. there is only one model wearing a headwrap (the other is wearing a turban), and there is only one shot of the modeled wearing animal prints, so that makes it ethnic? smdh. and if you know ANYTHING about history, you can see that the shoot is based on the 1920s flapper look, which is not an ETHNIC look but an AMERICAN look. by the way, ethnic or not, i love the photo shoot. it shows how versatile black models are. they all look beautiful.
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Molto bello! ~Smooches~

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cool but why they smoking

cool but why they smoking cigarettes?
hsanchops's picture

Because it is ITALIAN Vogue,

Because it is ITALIAN Vogue, not Vogue and that's what they do in Europe. It's only the PC police here in the states that prevent the use of cigarettes in ads.
Cleojonz's picture

Very NICE!

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Anonymous's picture

Did you notice they had to

Did you notice they had to slide blonde in there for the women that made comments about mixed race not being black what exactly is black about blonde which doesn't even occur in nature? I mean really I think the photos are nice but this isn't new. Europe is way less racist in its culture than the U.S.
Anonymous's picture

Hi. I've personally known

Hi. I've personally known people who had both Black parents, but came out blonde anyhow. Genetics is unpredictable .
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Hi. I've personally known

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This is exactly what you call

This is exactly what you call an exotic black woman, and she isn't mixed or watered down with some other race. The chick with the white hair is a real black woman, no other rac eto brag about but AFRICAN! I love it. I'm tired of the media pushing mixed women like they are black beauty. I'm sorry, a half white woman is not a black woman in my book.
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You seem to not understand

You seem to not understand genetics! a mixed woman is ot blacYou're so retarded that you never openk or white, she is mixed. You can't compare a person of mixed race to a black person. You're so retarded you probably don't even read science books. that one drop rule was created by racist ass white people. Halle,vanessa williams, and the list of mixed stars are not BLACK! they are mixed. You can't accpet one halfa nd ignore the other.Keep allowing the white man to rule your mind.
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