Iman doesn't mince words when asked her opinion of the "Slave Earrings" story Vogue Italia published: "I didn't like it. Slave does not make it ethnic. Mind you, it's not lost in translation — the word slave, we know what it is. They might as well have called them 'n***** earrings.'" Vogue pulled the big-earrings trend story, which read in part, "If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom." The magazine subsequently apologized for "the inconvenience" and blamed the outrage on poor translation. [Fashionista]
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