Ever since images from Beyone’s photo shoot for L’Officiel Paris’s March 2011 spread leaked, many have debated whether the fashion industry has gone too far. The choice to darken the singer’s face for a Fela Kuti inspired shoot — titled African Queen — left a sour taste on the palate of even the most discerning fashion aficionados. Others argue that people are being too sensitive and praise the work of photographer Mark Pillai.
Now that the official images are out, what do you think of the controversial spread? High fashion or highly offensive?