‘Nudes’ at the V&A – Christian Louboutin (2013)

I found this exhibition quite interesting and surprising that it is only in the 21st century that ranges of skin tones and diversity are being considered and catered for in luxury, high-end fashion, brands and products. It feels quite late to the game, the same as male makeup artists only now being recognised and accepted. It also highlights that a range of skin tones is key to success with a brand as many companies in the beauty and fashion industry are becoming more ‘strict’ and do not want to ‘ruin their brand image’ and keep to ‘brand identity’, i.e. Vogue Japan through targeting different ‘cultures’ and ‘ideals’.

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