Posts tagged "vogue italia"

Vogue Italia Features First Asian Cover Model

Fei Fei Sun, a strikingly beautiful Chinese model who has appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton, made history this week when she became the first Asian model to appear alone on the cover of Vogue Italia. To Fei Fei, I say “Congratulations!” To Vogue Italia, I say, “About damn time!” Click on the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 8, 2013

Anna Piaggi, Italian Fashion Editor And Style Innovator, Dies At 81

Today is a sad day in fashion as we mourn the loss of Anna Piaggi, 81, the celebrated Italian fashion journalist and glamorously eccentric sartorial icon best recognized for her visionary double-page spreads of image and text in Vogue Italia. Piaggi emerged on the style scene in the 1960s as editor of Ariadne, Italy’s inaugural…

Rachel Krause / August 7, 2012

These Half-Drag Portraits Will Make You Reconsider Everything You Know About Beauty

If you find T Magazine’s Model-Morphosis as utterly transfixing as I do, then prepare to be stunned: photographer Leland Bobbé’s incredible new portraits will blow your mind. The ongoing series depicts men who masquerade as women as one dichotomous (and, it must be said, beautiful) persona — half masculine, half feminine, neither male nor female.

Rachel Krause / August 3, 2012

Kim Kardashian (Sort Of) Lands Her First Vogue Spread

The latest installment in the Kim Kardashian vs. Anna Wintour saga leaves a puzzling taste in the mouths of fashionistas everywhere. A week has passed since rumors first began to fly that Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue (and consequential arbiter of all things en vogue), is not only not a card-carrying member of the Kardashian fa…

Rachel Krause / May 15, 2012

The Soapbox: In Response To Vogue Editor’s Speech On Eating Disorders

Franca Sozzani excels at many things. She is the long-standing editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and, in 1994, she was even made the editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Italia in its entirety. She is acknowledged as a contemporary and collaborator to, among others, Steven Meisel, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, and Paolo Roversi, unarguably the most influential fashio…

Rachel Krause / April 4, 2012

Is This Vogue Italia Editorial A Haute, Racist Mess?

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you the GIFs Steven Meisel created as a teaser for this spread, which will be featured in Vogue Italia’s April issue. The usual cover girls are in some distinctly unusual ensembles, poses, and situations, and it seems to have stirred up a bit of controversy. The publication allege…

Rachel Krause / March 9, 2012

Steven Meisel Creates Crazy, Trashy, Amazing GIFs For Vogue Italia

Never thought you’d see a supermodel with the track of her weave showing, did you? Famed photographer and (in my opinion) total creative genius Steven Meisel is already known for his exceptionally provocative work (see: his fantastic “Supermodels Enter Rehab” editorial), but he’s taken it a step further with a preview for Vogue Italia’s spring…

Rachel Krause / February 23, 2012

In A Strange World Where Vogue Italia Takes Over The Home Shopping Network

In this clip from Vogue Italia, the mag imagines what might happen if QVC were to go really, really ridiculously upscale. The video is a companion piece to Vogue Italia’s January cover, shot by Stephen Meisel, and features models Joan Small, Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly and Caroline Trentin decked in collections from Chanel, Gucci, Alexander…

Julie Gerstein / January 9, 2012

So, What’s Wrong With This Karlie Kloss Photo?

Last week, a series of photos of model Karlie Kloss went up on Vogue Italia’s website. The shots, by photographer Stephen Meisel, prominently featured the mostly-nude body of Kloss. But just as quickly as the photos went up, one shot — this shot — was taken down. And fashionistas began surmising that perhaps Kloss’s taut,…

Julie Gerstein / December 9, 2011

Vogue Rips Off “America’s Next Top Model,” Sort Of

Remember when Tyra made the girls of cycle six of “America’s Next Top Model” pretend they were some broken down dolls? It looks like art is now imitating reality TV. In this spread for Vogue Italia – you know, the magazine that ANTM’s winner gets a spread in? — photographer Tim Walker shoots models Audrey Marnay…

Julie Gerstein / October 20, 2011

Italian Vogue Thinks Slavery Is So Hot Right Now

Vogue Italia may be on the cutting edge of couture fashion, but cultural politics, not so much. Which is why the fashion mag’s website is catching flak for posting a fashion editorial on earrings with the caption “Slave Earrings.” Slavery! So hot right now! After consumers lobbed protests, the site took down the offending label…

Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2011

Vogue Editor Doesn’t Like it When Men Dress Up

“I dislike men in fashion. I don’t like it when a man dresses as a fashionista. I don’t think it’s attractive at all. Women in fashion, on the other hand, are very attractive. Women can always make you dream.”
Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani, expressing yet another one of her controversial opinions on all thing…

Julie Gerstein / July 3, 2011

An America’s Next Top Model Winner Gets Her Prize

Recognize that pretty/awkward face? It’s Ann Ward, winner of Tyra Banks’ Cycle 15 of “America’s Next Top Model.” Here she is in her as-promised May 2011 Vogue Italia shoot, looking all deer in headlights. For the full spread, click here. Do you think Ann deserved to win? Would Tyra be proud? [Fashin]…

Julie Gerstein / May 13, 2011

In Praise Of The Eyebrow-Free Face

I certainly could never do it, but I do love the otherworldly, sort of feral look that shaving one’s eyebrows gives the face. Take model Guinevere Van Seenus in this Vogue Italia editorial shot by Tim Walker — her brows are so faded out they look nonexistent, and give her face a wild, alien quality.

Julie Gerstein / April 30, 2011

This Is What A Workaholic Looks Like To Vogue Italia

I don’t speak Italian, but I do believe the word “workaholic” translates globally — it’s the theme of this spread in Italian Vogue’s October issue. Last time we checked, workaholics didn’t walk around in their bras or look like Stepford Wives who just got back from Cindy Lou Who’s hairdresser. Funny or creepy? Check out…

Leonora Epstein / October 4, 2010

“ANTM” Cycle 15 Winner Gets Vogue Italia Photoshoot

The winner of next season’s “America’s Next Top Model” can look forward to the standard prizes — a contract with a major modeling agency, up close and personal views of Miss Jay’s legs — but also an Italian Vogue cover. “ANTM” followers will know that the standard editorial prize offering is a shoot with Seventeen

Lily Q / May 24, 2010

Models Photograph … Themselves?

In another ode to social networking technology, Vogue Italia has devoted its entire December 2009 cover to the magic that is Twitter and Twit pics. (Previously, Steven Meisel created the January 2007 issue inspired by YouTube and webcams.) The result is pretty rad—a new feel for a cover, actually, with all the cropped shots. Relative…

Nina Carbone / December 3, 2009

Topless Rihanna Does Extreme Couture

Dayum, girl! Here’s a first look at Rihanna’s much-hyped layout for Vogue Italia shot by Steven Klein: “Extreme Couture.” Last week, we showed you the cover. Now, we’ve got the spread. Shot in black, white, and platinum, with a lone streak of turquoise, these are some of the boldest, most beautiful pics of Rihanna that…

Susannah Breslin / September 1, 2009

Quick Pic: Rihanna Kills It With Her Vogue Italia Cover

Rihanna’s cover of Vogue Italia (September) is so hot she had to put out the flames. [Fashion Copious]…

Leonora Epstein / August 28, 2009

Italian Vogue’s Second “Black Issue” Stars … Barbie?

Vogue Italia certainly knows how to increase sales:
Drum up media coverage by launching an all black issue that features only African-American models.
Follow up a year later, only replace the models with inanimate black objects and simply drum up controversy.
In its second go-around, the magazine has named Barbie its cover…

Leonora Epstein / July 21, 2009