Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Black Face..


The history of Blackface is that it is theatrical makeup used first in the United States in minstrel shows, and later around the world, where the practice became popular during the 19th century. It is associated with American racism such as the "happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation" or the "dandified coon." Do we still need to go over this..Black face is not to be put on as make up. 

The 60th anniversary of Stern Fotographie magazine pays tribute to ultimate Glam God, Karl Lagerfeld’s. The issue was published with six different covers, each an image of Claudia Schiffer styled in a different theme. There’s Claudia as a Working Girl and Claudia as Marie Antoinette, Claudia as some sort of Stripper in a Cop Costume and Claudia as a Man. UNFORTUNATELY...there’s Claudia as an Asian woman and Claudia as a Black woman. What the Hell????

Shooting a model in blackface is a trick and a trap tactic of creating controversy and certain fashion idiots are so desperate for AIR time, they'll do anything. WHat's next! Although this is creative connossieur Karl Lagerfield, it doesn’t make it any less offensive. The images promote Schiffer’s versatility as a SUPERmodel. She can look Black and she can look Asian,however this is SUPER boring..ON TO THE NEXT. 

The Kaiser, Karl Lagerfield could have been more creative instead of coying racist events of the PAST.