This Daria Werbowy Editorial For Interview Feels Rather Racist

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This Mikael Jansson-shot editorial titled "Let's Get Lost" for Interview Magazine is provocative, without doubt, and really got us thinking about what exactly it means for Daria Werbowy to "lose" herself in a throng of black partygoers. From the differences in their dress (Daria's in ethereal, angel-like gowns, the others are in knits and leathers) to their body language (A limp yet super-sexual Daria is the main focus, the others feel almost like props), the whole spread has a rather racist vibe that we can't get down with despite the gorgeous art direction of the spread. Don't you agree? After all, regardless of what some say, fashion is at its core a political and social product—how power relationships are set up in editorials can speak volumes. So while the super-sexy, ethno-traditional thing is very of the moment, it all seems to be setting up a 21st century colonial construct that makes us very uncomfortable.
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