While we talk a lot about harmful media beauty ideals like extreme thinness, appearance-focused “fitness,” sex appeal, and photoshopping phoniness, one of the most oppressive ideals excludes anyone who isn’t… white. We call it the whitewashing of beauty.
My first thought when I saw this Vanity Fair cover photo was, "I want to play dress up!" I was a little kid again :) That's Phil Collins' actess daughter, Lily on the far right (in the salmon-pink gown).
Leibovitz Group Shots: MARCH 2005: “NOT SO DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES” Uma Thurman, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, Claire Danes, Scarlett Johansson, Rosario Dawson, Ziyi Zhang, Kerry Washington, Kate Bosworth, and Sienna Miller.