Why British Vogue’s ‘celebration’ of the African model fell short

Fashion continues to trade in the white lie that it is inherently a non-racial practice and a business.

M Neelika Jayawardane Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York-Oswego.

Rinaldo Walcott Professor in the Women & Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.

During the past few weeks, Edward Enninful, the British-Ghanaian editor-in-chief of British Vogue, has been celebrating the new cover of his magazine, where he introduced nine “dark-skinned” models of African descent.

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