New take on lack of black models

The opening up of the Eastern bloc in the 1990s spelled disaster for black models and their images on magazine covers, according to a report about a Women’s Library meeting. ‘The tall, willowy, “bland” blue-eyed look of models such as Natalia Vodianova became the aesthetic of choice for couture designers,’ says Nell Frizzell at Journalism.co.uk.

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