New magazine Buro has been accused of racism after it published a photo of Garag e magazine editor-in-chief and Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova sitting on the chair, made of an almost-naked black female mannequin. In the controversial photos, Zhukova, the partner of Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, is dressed in a crisp white shirt and jeans. She is sitting in a dominant pose on top of the black model, who wears only gloves, stockings and a garter belt, with her breasts pushed up against her legs. The image of the fully-dressed, in-charge white editor perched on a near-naked black woman, has sparked outrage and a slew of critical comments after it was posted online. The image was even more shocking given that it was published on Martin Luther King Jr Day, a US public holiday in honour of the American civil rights leader. Buro is run by editor and style guru Miroslava Duma.
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Alex Rees, pop culture editor at Cosmopolitan. And especially not on Martin Luther King Jr. We sincerely apologise if the posted photos insulted our readers. The image showed Dasha, who is the founder of a leading Moscow art gallery, sitting on a life-like model of a black woman who is naked apart from knickers, a bondage-style belt, elbow-length gloves and knee boots. The dummy is on her back with her knees bent and her legs in the air. A cushion is balanced on her bottom.
In the name of fashion and art everything goes, including respect and decency for man, woman, and child. Image via fashionbombdaily. The illustration? As Dasha stares out at the camera in the light filled room, she appears the total opposite of the compromised black woman on the floor.
Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich secretly married his third wife up to seven years ago, it has been revealed. The simple mention in the middle of the article is understood to have been approved by Miss Zhukova, but she was unwilling to say anything about their marriage, reported the Daily Mirror. Her father is a prominent businessman and oil magnate and her mother was a scientist. Her parents split when she was three and she and her mother moved to the US when she was ten.