The Asian Model In Allure: Stereotyped?Dodai Stewart7/28/08 4:00pmFiled to: maghagAllureMag HagAsian modelAsianGucciPradaBurberryDonna KaranDolce & GabbanaTop1782EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSure, Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham is all Balthus-esque in the August issue of Allure, but even more interesting is the "Art And Artifice" fashion shoot inside. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, the spread features "the best of the fall collections," which means lots of fur and boots and stars (gasp!) an Asian model. Did buzz around the recent Italian Vogue have an effect on the fellow Condé Nast mag? Or did the editors at Allure just realize they needed to branch out? (The November issue had no Asian models; December had zero Asian models and January featured absolutely no Asian models.) Is diversity finally returning to magazines? And can a mainstream American magazine shoot an Asian woman without resorting to any Asian stereotypes? A few images, after the jump.