Garage Magazine Editor-in-Chief Dasha Zhukova Sits on a ‘Black Woman’ Chair in Shocking Editorial

Julee Wilson, Huffington Post, January 20, 2014

How’s this for a happy MLK Day?

The online magazine Buro 247 has published a story about Dasha Zhukova, the Russian editor-in-chief of Garage magazine, which shows the editrix perched atop a chair designed to look like a half-naked black woman. Ugh.

Chair

Note: the image has since been cropped on the website to only show Zhukova and not the chair. {snip}

Claire Sulmers, the editor of FashionBombDaily.com, alerted us to the unfortunate feature and calls the image an example of “white dominance and superiority, articulated in a seemingly serene yet overtly degrading way.”

We couldn’t agree more. Although the chair also comes in “white woman,” we can’t help but be filled with anger and frustration over the onslaught of negative imagery, constant disregard and unabashed bigotry that continues to plague the fashion industry. {snip}

Sulmers goes on to point out that the chair appears to be inspired by a collection designed by British pop artist Allen Jones in 1969. {snip}

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UPDATE:
Buro 24/7 editor, Miroslava Duma, issued a statement about the controversial image on her Instagram page:

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