Vogue released a statement on Tuesday to apologize for Kendall Jenner’s photo shoot after backlash from social media users.
Some accused the magazine of cultural appropriation, while others defended the hairstyle.
Vogue told E! News, “The image is meant to be an update of the romantic Edwardian/Gibson Girl hair which suits the period feel of the Brock Collection, and also the big hair of the ’60s and the early ’70s, that puffed-out, teased-out look of those eras,” the statement reportedly read. “We apologize if it came across differently than intended, and we certainly did not mean to offend anyone by it.”
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Fifteen years and 150 finalists later, the @CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize has created global stars, local heroes, a must-watch New York Fashion Week, and, most important, a true sense of community among designers of all ages and backgrounds—all with differing aesthetic and commercial aspirations—who communicate, collaborate, and essentially care for one another through the fun and not-so-fun times. Laura Vassar Brock—one of the founders of 2016 #CVFF winner Brock Collection—says, “We spoke to a few friends who had gone through it, and they all said the same thing: that the Fashion Fund is a life-changing experience. And indeed it was!” Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, Vogue, November 2018
This is not the first time Jenner received backlash. In 2017, she starred in a Pepsi commercial that got pulled after people found it to be insensitive and tone-deaf. The ad was intended to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but caused quite a frenzy on social media.
What do you think about Jenner’s recent photo shoot? Do you think the magazine needed to apologize?