Discuss: Vogue India

This story broke right before fashion week and I haven't had a second to discuss it. Actually I probably shouldn't discuss it since I contribute to ELLE India. BUT I am curious to hear what you all think. Without editorialzing the story is this (from the SAJA Forum): "A fashion spread in the latest Vogue India, in which poor, nameless Indians sport $10,000 handbags and $100 bibs, has catalyzed a profound reaction in the press and blogosphere. What is the acceptability, many are asking, of employing such jarring images, un-ironically, for the sake of commerce?"

This is a quote from Vogue India's editor-in-chief Priya Tanna:

"Lighten up...Vogue is about realizing the 'power of fashion' and the shoot was saying that “fashion is no longer a rich man’s privilege. Anyone can carry it off and make it look beautiful. You have to remember with fashion, you can’t take it that seriously. We weren’t trying to make a political statement or save the world." 

And lastly, a picture from the spread: