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Dutch model Lara Stone shown in blackface for the October issue of French Vogue.

Controversial photo shoots have served fashion magazines well over the years, but a 14-page spread featuring a model in blackface? Really?

French Vogue did just that in its October issue, on newsstands now.

The issue, which features Kate Moss on the cover and supermodels including Claudia Schiffer, Kristen McMenamy and Eva Herzigova inside, also shows Dutch model Lara Stone, 25, painted head-to-toe in dark brown makeup.

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Lara Stone's controversial photo shoot in this month's French Vogue.

Excuse our French translation here, but the images, shot by Steven Klein and styled by French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld, according to the text blurb, are supposed to celebrate the fact that Stone has funny teeth and isn't part of the wave of anorexic models (she's a whopping size 4!).

Huh? And the blackface figures into that how?

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