After being heavily criticized for painting light and white skin to resemble blackface, French Vogue has finally given in by giving their latest cover shot to a black model. Well, sort of.
Rose Cordero, 18, a Dominican newcomer to the modeling industry is privileged (I guess you can say) to be the first black model to land solo on the cover of French Vogue since 2002.
02/25/2010: Updated to say, Vogue Italia has launched a series of brand new website features, including a section entitled “Vogue Black,” reserved for African American beauty and fashion. It should be interesting to see how Vogue's new venture into an all black territory pans out.