Hollywood is often accused of whitewashing when it comes to its casting choices. Offenses range from the mundane - sitcoms with all white casts and the token “best-friend–character-of-color” - to the brazen. Take for example the movie 21.
Michael Sidney Fosberg grew up in a white working-class family in Waukegan but at the age of 34 he learned he is black. Fosberg’s search for his biological father led to decades of self reflection, confrontation and reconciliation.
It was the fashion equivalent of a first-class prize fight — the Thrilla in Manila, only with high heels, not boxing gloves.In one corner, the titans of French haute couture: the houses of Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy, Emanuel Ungaro and Pierre Cardin.