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Of course we’ll always be betrothed to Anna Wintour and the U.S. edition, but we think that Vogue Italia is really having its moment on the 25th anniversary of having Franca Sozzani at its helm. We read Sozzani’s Telegraph interview over our morning coffee, and loved how candid she got about the industry and its penchant for the ridiculous.
Thanks to her fast-approaching reality television debut on The Face, Naomi Campbell is everywhere these days. And who can complain when she’s looking like this? The legendary supermodel was photographed by Steven Meisel for the February 2013 “About Women” issue of Vogue Italia, and we have the sepia-toned cover and accompanying behind-the-scenes video for all of your viewing pleasure.
Vogue Italia has something of a spotty history when it comes to dealing with race in its pages. For their January issue, however, the glossy has tapped Chinese model Fei Fei Sun, and after leafing through our mental archive of Vogue covers and consulting the trusty Google machine, we’re pretty darn sure this is the first time an Asian model has ever fronted the magazine all by her lonesome. And the resulting images? Flawless.
Kate Upton‘s Vogue Italia cover is quite a coup for the model, and certainly gives her more street cred with the fashion pack. But she just can’t break free of the things her mama gave her, and the mag’s cover and editorial hones in on Upton’s best assets — which certainly isn’t a bad thing.
Well, Kate Upton has finally done it — the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has landed her very first Vogue cover. The buxom blonde fronts Vogue Italia‘s November issue, which is no small fashion feat, especially for a model once deemed “too obvious” for the likes of Victoria’s Secret.
Maybe she can tell us if blondes really do have more fun!
Let’s play a little game, shall we?
It’s bewitching, it’s dark, it’s…not exactly diverse.
Franca Sozzani is no stranger to controversy. First it was those naked pics of Karlie Kloss, then it was the “haute mess” spread, and who could forget the Michael Jordan rapper-style trend fiasco? Next up: menswear hating.
Fashion designers, as we demonstrated last week, are overwhelmingly dog people. But, like most, the industry still has a soft spot for kittens. Need proof? Here are thirteen editorials featuring our favorite furry friends.
Happy Memorial Day everyone! In honor of the day, we’ve compiled some editorials straight from the front lines of fashion.
Kim Kardashian is indeed getting her Vogue moment.
Sometimes Vogue Italia does things that move the conversation forward, and sometimes it does things that are terribly out of touch.
Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani is no stranger to controversy — remember Karlie Kloss’s hotly debated editorial and the whole “slave earring” debacle? This month, she’s at it again with a drag queen-inspired (and possibly racist) editorial entitled “Haute Mess”.
Vogue Italia’s latest cover story, shot by famed photog Steven Meisel titled “Haute Mess”, sparked a brushfire of discussion last week over whether or the not the spread was in fact racist. Models done up in dramatic hairdo’s, candy-colored makeup, and elaborate nail art were shot draped in diner booths and surrounded by fast food. The set up and styling caused many to wonder if the story was intentionally poking fun at African American and Latino culture.
Congratulations to Joan Smalls, who not only snagged her first cover of Vogue Italia, but has the dubious honor of being the first model of color to grace the glossy’s front page since their “all black” issue in 2008.
We love a really well done spoof, and that’s exactly what we’re getting with Vogue Italia’s latest video. In it, some of our favorite supermodels dress up in some of our favorite spring clothes and come down a plexiglass runway as if they were on some kind of home shopping channel.
Karlie Kloss‘s naked Vogue Italia photos have been a source of controversy ever since they hit the web nearly two weeks ago, prompting the magazine to take down one of the photos from its site. The pictures were certainly not Photoshopped, and Kloss told us she doesn’t really get what the fuss is about. Now Franca Sozzani has finally addressed the issue.