Gigi Hadid in Vogue Italia editing storm: Magazine accused of using ‘black face’ on cover that looks ‘nothing like’ the blonde model
Vogue Italia have been accused of using ‘black face’ on a cover image of US model Gigi Hadid.
Confused fans asked why the May 2018 cover image looked ‘nothing like her’, suggesting that her appearance had been digitally altered and even darkened, when the blonde fashion model shared a sneak peek on Instagram on Thursday morning.
Shot by acclaimed American photographer Steven Klein, the photo shows a heavily-bronzed Gigi, 23, sharing the cover with male model Justin Martin.
Now featured on 27 Vogue covers, and with brother Anwar and sister Bella both also in the industry, catwalk star Gigi has one of the most recognisable faces in fashion.
Even US Vogue’s sister publicationTeen Vogue published a damming article questioning Gigi’s skin tone on the cover, following a sneak peek on Wednesday.
MailOnline has reached out to Vogue Italia for comment.
Fashion model Gigi’s mother Yolanda Foster is Dutch, while her father Mohamed is of Palestinian descent, though commenters on Gigi’s proud Instagram post were vocal about the model’s very different appearance.
‘Looks like a completely different person,’ said one fan in the comments section, while another agreed: ‘This is not you…’