There is a very good reason why Vogue Italia decided to put together a Tribute to Black Beauties, as the editorial is so aptly titled, and that's because there is something extraordinary about these elegant, ebony-skinned women. Although many black women have found it a struggle to 'fit in' to the ideals set by popular culture and society in general, there is something innately strong, elegant and even versatile to their stunning looks.
The Tribute to Black Beauties editorial shows how they have embraced fashion and makeup to express themselves. More than that, the spread also shows just how much black women range in skin tone and hair styles.
Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth and styled by Giulio Martinelli, the Tribute to Black Beauties feature Jeneil Williams, Cici Ali, Ubah Hassan, Gayle McDonald, Kelly Moreira, Jae Childs, R'el Dade, Jasmine Tookas, Lily Taylor and Ariel Meredith.