Fashion photographer Steven Meisel has never been one to shy away from melding hot button topics and high-end style shoots. His latest story for Vogue Italy, “Water & Oil,” is no exception. This time around, he shot model Kristen McMenamy covered in oil in a clear homage to the BP oil spill. On the one hand, he dares to shoot models doing something other than skipping down the sidewalk. On the other hand, is a well-clad model slathered in fake crude oil posed on the rocks a beautiful sight to behold? See more of the pics after the jump.