I suppose in a way it did sound like you took issue with what he said - quoting his post, the words 'may' and 'but' in the first sentence..... when in fact it seems we are all in agreement. I personally found it grossly insensitive that the beauty editor was so crass with the photographer, given her race. I know in her mind she's probably being 'transparent' - something which people from that region always seems to pride themselves with, but my God, think for a second how the other person may perceive what you're saying. As for Virgil, I find the psychology behind this very interesting. He's not a paper pusher or assistant, he wields a lot of influence. That is actually surprising to me that his staff doesn't reflect the same diversity he's using to peddle his pitiful wares for LV. It's very rare to find an advertorial of his collection in a magazine NOT being shown on black models or celebs. So it's clearly only a marketing gimmick then? Some may ask why does this matter. His collection received so much mainstream praise not because of the actual pieces, but because of who he was and what his position represented.