"We apologise for the inconvenience. It is a matter of really bad translation from Italian into English," the magazine's editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani, said in a statement. "The Italian word, which defines those kind of earrings, should instead be translated into 'ethnical style earrings.' Again, we are sorry about this mistake which we have just amended in the website."
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Vogue Says Sorry for Slave Earrings