The 60th anniversary issue of German mag Stern Fotografie features Karl Lagerfeld‘s comprehensive photography portfolio, specifically his shots of fellow German Claudia Schiffer. While we’re head over heels with most of Karl’s work, the six covers of the magazine are everything from crazy and sexy to mildly racist and altogether strange.
Styling Claudia in six wildly different ways for the cover, Karl banks on the viewer’s ability to recognize the pop culture references implied. While they’re meant to be iconic and kitschy, blackface is never a good idea.
Click through to see our take on each image.