Monday, August 26, 2013

The Beauty of Retrospect: Beverly Lee

As noted earlier on this blog, ethnic stereotypes have made regrettable appearances in American advertising.

These two ads clearly play on the Asian ethnicity of the model in the wrong way, especially the ad for Yves Saint Laurent's signature perfume.  A Chinese-American model for a product called "Opium?"  Not a good move.

But because the model is Beverly Lee . . .

. . . her classiness overcomes all of that - beautifully. :-)

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