Shulman’s contentious Guardian interview - in which the Vogue alumna defended her minimal use of black models during her 25-year position as editor (12 of 300) by implying that having black cover stars (who were not “instantly recognisable”) would result in poor sales - raised eyebrows.
And they say a picture paints a thousand words.
Iqbal wrote that it’s “disingenuous” that an editor would “feign to underestimate the power they have in making stars and shifting cultural perceptions of who and what is considered worthy, beautiful and talented”.
Shulman had previously drawn criticism for her final issue at Vogue, first with the cover - said to represent 25 years’ of iconic fashion - and then with that now infamous exit photo of her 54 staff members.
Cambell took a dim view of this image which seemed to represent the lack of diverse faces at Vogue.
It seems Campbell, one of the few reigning queens of the international fashion scene, is not done making her point.