Well, Vogue was trying to pull a Jedhi mind trick on us. Have you seen or heard about the Vogue India August issue? They didn't highlight beautiful Indian models or any other ethnicity, but they did highlight another underserved population in their layouts. Are you sitting down? The issue highlights the IMPOVERISHED in a 16 page layout wearing Fendi, Hermes, Birkin and other designers (excuse me while I go throw up now!)! See the NY Times article that talks more about it.
A baby who may not get any food tomorrow is wearing a $100 Fendi bib! The young girl behind them looks quite disturbed, I would be also. No, I would be pissed!
The man, who has probably in all likelihood made less than $500 a year (456 million Indians make less than $1.25 daily), is carrying a $200 Burberry umbrella.
WTH was Vogue India thinking you might ask? Their response:
Vogue India editor Priya Tanna’s message to critics of the August shoot: “Lighten up,” she said in a telephone interview. Vogue is about realizing the “power of fashion” she said, and the shoot was saying that “fashion is no longer a rich man’s privilege. Anyone can carry it off and make it look beautiful,” she said.
Baby I may be reading a lot of magazines (well, her Mom does...we have books too!), but Vogue won't be one of them. What a bunch of idiots!