If it wasn’t bad enough that this was happening during Halloween, a month later the beauty editor of Elle France decided to wear blackface makeup to a party!
Did she NOT hear about the backlash Julianne Hough and Italian fashion insiders suffered after they pulled the same move??
The editor in question, Jeanne Deroo, attended a private party with the theme “Icons” over the weekend and decided that the only way to fully channel her icon, Solange Knowles, was to color her face. She posted a picture of her offensive choice on Instagram before realizing her mistake, and has since taken it down.
She also released a plethora of apologies via Twitter today, which read:
Remember the offensive blackface makeup that surfaced at a Halloween party in Italy full of the fashion elite? Right after Julianne Hough was criticized for doing the same thing?
Well, the poor costume choices of the guests caused so much drama that the party hosts have released an official apology for the culturally insensitive costumes that resulted from their "Hallowood Disco Africa" theme.
Miguel Arnau, the senior fashion editor at Hercules Universal, posted to Instagram:
You'd think the backlash Julianne Hough got for wearing blackface to a Halloween party would discourage others from pulling the same move, but apparently not!
A group of Italian fashion insiders took blackface to a whole new level over the weekend when they showed up to a "Disco Africa" themed party.
Designer Allesandro Dell’Acqua and some friends went as far as wearing minstrel makeup
Naomi Campbell has had a few rough patches in her past, and doesn’t always like to talk about them.
But apparently Jonathan Ross knows exactly how to get the model to open up, and he did just that when she made an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in the UK on Saturday!
Jonathan got her to talk about her anger management classes, addiction, drugs, and more!
Here are some HIGHlights:
These must be tough times for the Missoni family.
Nearly ten months after the fashion house's former CEO Vittorio Missoni mysteriously disappeared, he, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, and their two friends were officially confirmed dead on Tuesday.
This tragic news follows reports that their plane's wreckage was found off the coast of Venezuela in June.
Unlike last time, officials met with the families to deliver the heartbreaking news before releasing the information to the public.
The co-pilot's remains were also found, but the pilot's body is still missing.
In addition to individual DNA testing, the Venezuelan authorities are currently attempting to raise the wreckage and determine what caused the plane to crash on January 4th.
[Image via AP Images.]
The Italian Ansa news agency reported earlier this morning that the bodies of Vittorio Missoni, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, and their two friends Guido Foresti and Elda Scalvenzi, had finally been recovered ten months after their plane disappeared near Los Roques.
The remains, which had been discovered in June, were found with their seat belts still fastened inside the plane.
Though this new information was picked up by several different news agencies, the families of the missing individuals issued a statement saying
As we all know, discrimination has been a historically long-winded battle that’s still being fought today.
Amongst countless others, Miss America had to face it, Oprah Winfrey experienced it, and now the mostly white runways of fashion week have come under major scrutiny for their lack of diversity (see above pic).
Luckily the fight to end racism in the fashion world has some of the seksiest models ever as spokespeople: Naomi Campbell and Iman!
The two icons have joined forces with former model agent Bethann Hardison to form the Diversity Coalition, in hopes of raising awareness about the issues.
Iman made an accurate statement on the matter, saying: