A History of Racism in Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld Puts Claudia Schiffer In Yellow And Black Face

Year: 2010

Karl, Karl, Karl. We've already established that your age-addled brain processes reality a bit differently. And hey, racism doesn't exist in fashion, right? So it is totally cool to photograph one of the world's greatest supermodels in both Yellowface and Blackface! You have to wonder if this was just a calculated move to create controversy and buzz, but nonetheless, the photos lack in any sort of creative spark. Claudia in a short black bob and a vaguely Asian dress, Claudia in a big Afro and sequined get-up. At least he didn't style her as a geisha or a slave.

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