Taping Back Eyes To Look Asian For Fashion

09.02.11 Myles Tanzer

Squinty eyes aren’t just for Asians, stoners, or Miley Cyrus anymore. Now slanted eyes are high fashion. Vogue Nippon shot an editorial featuring a white model decked out in Dolce & Gabbana with her eyes taped back. Racism! Does this represent a new level of whitewashing in fashion or is pulling back your eyes the new blackface?