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Lana Del Rey | Jealous Girl
Vogue US September 2011
Note: This was in my drafts from months ago. I know that others before me have made similar comments.
As someone who is Chinese, I was terribly offended by this photoshoot that appeared in the September 2011 issue of Vogue. In the article “Go East!”, American model Karlie Kloss looks like a racial caricature with her eyes made-up to look “slanty” (or whichever word Westerners use to describe our eyes) and her ridiculous wig reminiscent of the stereotypical Asian bowl haircut. Couldn’t Vogue have featured underrepresented Chinese or Chinese-American models, considering the subject of the article? Furthermore, the designers featured are Western. Why not feature Chinese designers like Guo Pei, or even Chinese-American designers like Vera Wang?
And the nerve of Vogue to photograph Kloss with garment workers as she wears a high-fashion parody of their work uniforms. The stylists must have thought themselves so clever. I see what you did there. These women will never be able to afford the luxury clothing items they produce and are alienated from the products of their labor (Marx, anyone?). They might very well be underpaid. They are her accessories, the props in the photo shoot. All of these “locals” are. “Eastern exoticism” continues to be fetishized by Western audiences, but there is the overarching sentiment of Western dominance.
Vogue, you’ve received criticism for elitist and offensive nonsense like this before; this is certainly not the worst offender. When will you learn?
(And don’t get me started on Vogue’s earlier comment about Asian models “redefining traditional concepts of beauty.”)
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