Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone is styled by Anaita Shroff Adjania in ‘Deepika Unfiltered’, lensed by Greg Swales for Vogue India August 2019./ Hair by Stephen Low; Skin prep Liz Pugh
Kim Kardashian West covers the April 2018 issue of Vogue India, lensed by Greg Swales. Anaita Shroff Adjania styles Kim in Bollywood sensuality for the shoot in LA. / Hair by Chris Appleton; makeup by Mario Dedivanovic
Of course the cultural appropriation police -- the 'screaming banshees' -- (no offense intended to Celtic Faerie women warning of impending death) were out, tweeting a rerun of the backlash against Kim's sister Kendall Jenner's 2017 Vogue India cover and editorial.
Writing yesterday about Kendall sitting out the fall 2018 runway shows, the Vogue India cover controversy came to mind, where the editor-in-chief put these social media screaming banshees in their place, writing:
"In the last 10 years, Vogue India has had only 12 international covers, including Kendall Jenner, in 2017. Therefore, statistically, 90 percent of our covers are Indian! And we are proud of that." What's more, the brand adds, "India has given the world so many beautiful faces to admire. After all, we are Vogue, an international brand, and we want to give the love back by featuring some of the best international celebrities on our covers. Occasionally! :)"