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Don’t try to schedule a meeting with the renowned editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani — she’s not interested in doing that.
No one at Vogue Italia will say for sure why the magazine pulled a certain photo of 19-year-old model Karlie Kloss from its website last week. But Kloss herself told us she doesn’t understand why it got pulled in the first place.
This week there was a lot to love — Tavi singing Joni Mitchell, Lea T snagging another magazine cover, a brave girl giving an awesome makeup tutorial. But there was also a whole lot to hate. Justin Bieber ruined Christmas! Terry Richardson remained really creepy! Little girls got bikini waxes!
Karlie Kloss‘s very naked Vogue Italia spread has raised quite a few eyebrows — first when the photos surfaced, and then when the magazine pulled one of the more questionable images from its site. We’re still unclear why they took down the pic, but we know one thing for sure: it was definitely not Photoshopped.
Karlie Kloss is one of our all-time favorite models. She’s got it all: the face, the walk, the ‘tude — and yes, the body. On the cover of Vogue Italia‘s December issue, Kloss shows off a nice chunk of side-butt. For the Steven Meisel editorial (aptly titled “Body by Kloss”) inside the magazine, the 19-year-old shows a whole lot more.
You probably know that we love fashion, but did you know that we love subways? BECAUSE WE LOVE SUBWAYS. And now Vogue Italia has melded the two!
This week we’ve been asking important people what they think about Marc Jacobs at Dior. Jacobs is rumored to be demanding a whole lot of cash, but everyonehinks he’s the right choice for the job. Everyone, that is, except for Franca Sozzani.
Did Steven Meisel try to pull a fast one over on the editors at W? Said W editors sure think so, thanks to the alleged resemblance between editorials Meisel did for both W‘s September issue and Vogue Italia‘s August issue.
We really love Vogue Italia‘s decidedly strange September cover starring a pierced and scissors-wielding Stella Tennant. But the styling choices weren’t random — the cover was inspired by one particular woman with a penchant for the surreal.
The September cover of Vogue Italia reads “Avant-Garde”, and avant-garde it is.
For every step forward Vogue Italia and Franca Sozzani take — spotlighting black and plus-sized models, speaking out against pro-anorexia websites — they seem to take quite a few steps back. Like, for example, declaring “slave earrings” an important trend.
Marquita Pring looked stunning in the pages of Vogue Italia‘s plus-size issue, and Women’s Wear Daily was able to sit down with the 21-year-old model to discuss the industry.
While we were busy going gaga over the plus-sized model issue of Vogue Italia a few weeks ago, a bona fide plus-size model was busy being analytical about it. Velvet D’Amour, an American model who’s walked for Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano, spoke pretty frankly about the implications of the issue. And to hear her tell it, those lovely Steven Meisel photos were pretty, but not revolutionary.
This was the week companies did dumb things and then apologized to models. (We’re looking at you, FHM and Cadbury!) Diane von Furstenberg is continuing to expand her empire, while Lady Gaga‘s costumes put her in massive debt. Also, would you wear a dress made of cheese?
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re really into Vogue Italia‘s latest issue, complete with gorgeous cover and super naked inside spread. It’s not just that the photos are lovely, it’s that the models are crazy beautiful — and they also happen to be plus-sized.
If you asked us to list off the top of our heads as many names of working straight size models as we know, we’d be sitting here for a really long time. If you asked us to do the same with plus size models, we’d list Crystal Renn, Tara Lynn, Tocarra Jones from America’s Next Top Model, and… that’s it. But thanks to this month’s Vogue Italia and the following video courtesy of Ford Models, we can now add brunette beauty Candice Huffine to that list.
NSFW alert! If you thought the cover of Vogue Italia‘s plus-sized issue was something special, wait until you see the coordinating spread. It is, perhaps, one of the most incredibly scintillating sets of photos we’ve seen in a while, and we’ll take this opportunity to remind you that scintillating sets of photos are more or less our bread and butter.
Most of Vogue Italia‘s covers are stunning, but the cover for the June 2011 issue is absolutely breathtaking — and not only because the magazine’s editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani chose to put three plus-sized models on it.
Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani is awesome because she clearly does not give even the tiniest of hoots about what people think of her. This means she writes blog posts in which she describes bloggers as a “viral epidemic” and publishes a call to arms against thinspiration and pro-anorexia websites. It also means she gives really awesome, lengthy, and seemingly unfiltered answers when giving an interview.