In a critical, if protracted, move towards representation, French Vogue has featured transgender model Valentina Sampaio on the cover of its March issue. A native of Brazil, Sampaio is the first transgender person to appear on the magazine’s cover.
The French Vogue 90th Anniversary Party was a star-studded, high-fashion, My Fair Lady-style masquerade. And in the immortal words of Liz Lemon, we want to go to there.
We don't really want to give anyone the satisfaction of being shocked by the French Vogue shoot involving Crystal Renn, Terry Richardson, and a "gluttony" theme. But we'll at least look at it.
Well, there's one person who's not on board with plus-sized models getting shot by V, French Elle, and French Vogue, and walking for designers like Jean-Paul Gaultier and Mark Fast. Illustrator/photographer/blogger Garance Doré thinks body diversity is "not physically healthy."
The May issue of Paris Vogue features Penelope Cruz as guest editor. Inside, the shoot starring noted plus-size model Crystal Renn includes one partially nude image, in which her pubes are the focus. [NSFW]
Given most fashion models start working in their mid-teens, Terry Richardson's alleged habit of sexually harassing the women he works with got me wondering what, if anything, is being done to protect high fashion's youngest and potentially most vulnerable workers.
The "Fur Play" shoot in Paris Vogue's November issue is feline-themed! Let's ignore the animaux morts/fur-pushing and Raquel Zimmermann's "tribal" makeup and focus on: KITTY!!! After the jump, we're in ur magazeen, puttin werds on ur moddles.