A History of Racism in Fashion

French Elle Says The Obama Family Created Black Classiness

Year: 2012

French Elle screwed up big time when they ran a story on what they perceived to be a new era in black style. All's fair in calling trends out, but this piece made the claim that the election of the Obama family in the US represented the first time that African-Americans were given an example on how to dress with class and poise. Before the Obamas—according to the article—blacks were only given "streetwear codes" rather than something chic to be inspired by. Editors declined to comment on the scandal, but we're still shaking our heads and asking what the Elle?

Tags: fashion, racism
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