Did Christian Louboutin whitewash history or are people being petty? Many were here for Christian Louboutin’s announcement of their Fall 2015 lipstick collection last week. What folks weren’t here for was the advertisement that came with it. The ads featured Algerian model Farida Khelfa as Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
Many weren’t impressed with the designer’s attempt to pay homage to Queen Nefertiti. Some folks were asking why the luxury brand chose to whitewash an African queen by featuring a model that almost looks white, instead of choosing a model with a darker complexion. Others argued that Khelfa is indeed African and Egyptians come in all complexions.
Check out the images and social media reaction below.
What do you think? Should Christian Louboutin have used a darker model or is the ad fine as is?