Thursday, July 10, 2008

July VOGUE Italia...the wait is (almost) over

For those of you in the States awaiting the July issue of VOGUE Italia, it seems the wait is nearly over. has just begun scanning pages, which would lead us to believe it has hit newsstands in NYC. Fashion Ethic, however, is on the West Coast, and just returned from the local Barnes and Noble empty-handed. (Linda Evangelista continues to taunt from the June issue and there is "no date" for delivery said Customer Service)

If you're not quite sure what the hype is about, this July issue has been hotly anticipated ever since word broke that the entire issue would be shot by photographer Steven Meisel, using only black models as a commentary on the current dearth of diversity in high fashion editorials and catwalk.

Our own American VOGUE touched on the topic this month, with an article entitled "Is Fashion Racist," accompanied by the most beautiful shots of soon-to-be-supers Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, and Arlenis Sosa (pictured here). The good news is that the industry is talking and the future looks bright for "a more diverse cast," says VOGUE.

Here's hoping that designers, retailers, and show casting directors will take note of the hot demand for the July issue of VOGUE Italia (some reports say newsstands have already sold out with pre-orders in NYC), which indicates that the public is more than ready to see greater diversity in fashion. It's the Fashionably Responsible thing to do, after all!

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