Vogue Italia Trivializes Domestic Violence With Glam Fashion Shoot

Italian Vogue, the fashion glossy known for courting controversy (sometimes with shocking insensitivity) is at it again — this time, the magazine is raising awareness for violence against women by having models pose as high-fashion horror movie victims, screaming helplessly as they're threatened with various weapons.… » 4/03/14 7:00pm 4/03/14 7:00pm

Vogue Italia Editor Invites Everyone Who Thought Cover Story Was Racist…

Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani is (naturally) defending her magazine's controversial current cover story, which features a cast of top models in outlandish wigs and hair pieces and gold grills toting babies, eating fast food, and taking pictures of themselves with their jeweled cell phones. The fact that many of… » 3/20/12 2:35pm 3/20/12 2:35pm

Plus-Size Model On Plus-Size Issue Of Italian Vogue: "We Need Fashion…

Earlier this month, three plus-sized models landed the cover of Vogue Italia. Velvet d'Amour — the plus-sized actress, model and photographer who famously walked the runway at the Jean Paul Gaultier show in Paris in 2006 — has some thoughts about the issue, and the fact that the women aren't actually wearing much in… » 6/28/11 5:20pm 6/28/11 5:20pm

Not One, Not Two, But Three Plus-Size Models Land Cover Of Italian Vogue

Even if you take just a quick glance at Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley on the June issue of Vogue Italia, you can tell that these women are not the typical gazelle-slender models. Lynn is a size 16; Huffine is a 12; Lawley is a 14. Three plus-size models, on the fashiony-est fashion magazine in the world. » 6/02/11 6:30pm 6/02/11 6:30pm

Anna Wintour Tries To Pretend She's Not Being Upstaged

[Seems that someone is more interested in what the editor of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani, has to say. At the Gucci show. Milan, September 2. Image via Pacific Coast News Online.] » 9/23/10 1:25pm 9/23/10 1:25pm

My Boozy Breakfast With Tyra And Andre

Since cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model premieres tonight, we were invited to an "intimate champagne breakfast" this morning with Tyra Banks and André Leon Talley. The event was kind of like speed-dating. But with smizing! » 9/08/10 2:20pm 9/08/10 2:20pm

Italian Vogue Editor Attempts To Defend Oil-Slicked Shoot

Guys, I was on BBC radio today talking about Steven Meisel's oil-drenched Vogue Italia shoot — and so was editor Franca Sozzani. Check out this link, and fast forward to about 26:30, where the discussion begins. » 8/13/10 6:58pm 8/13/10 6:58pm

Leighton Books Shampoo Gig; Beverly Johnson Reportedly Threatens Ex

Italian Vogue Embraces The Black, The Curvy

The good news? Vogue Italia's new websites embrace black people and curvy models. The bad news? Vogue Black and Vogue Curvy are two separate sites, sequestered from the main Vogue Italia homepage. » 2/25/10 1:30pm 2/25/10 1:30pm

Fashion Photographer Steven Klein Has Done Blackface Before

This ten-page Italian Vogue editorial from February, 2006, features two Caucasian models made up to look like black women. The photographer? A certain Steven Klein. » 10/16/09 2:00pm 10/16/09 2:00pm

If You've Been Assaulted By Your Boyfriend, Should You Pose Bound &…

That's what Salon's Judy Berman wants to know, re: Rihanna's Italian Vogue Shoot. Most of her poses are strong, but in one, she's muzzled. [Salon, HuffPo, This Is 50] » 9/03/09 7:30pm 9/03/09 7:30pm

Doonan Jumps To Ed Hardy's Defense; Smell Like Kate Moss For Fall

Black Barbies Are All Dolled Up In July's Italian Vogue

Last year, Italian Vogue shook the fashion world with its "All Black issue, which sold out on many newsstands. This year, the July issue features Kristen McMenamy on the cover, but comes with a delightful supplement devoted to black Barbies. » 7/21/09 12:40pm 7/21/09 12:40pm

Charlotte To Star In New Perfume Ad; Rihanna Nabs Italian Vogue?

Modeling And The Tragedy Of Karen Mulder

The news that '90s supermodel Karen Mulder was arrested in Paris for making death threats to her plastic surgeon could be written off as, at worst, a punchline, or at best, the latest expression of an unbalanced woman's erratic behavior. » 7/01/09 3:00pm 7/01/09 3:00pm

Neglectful Motherhood: So Fashionable

This "Vagaries Of Fashion" spread from Italian Vogue — seen on Sociological Images — is the third "neglectful mom" shoot we've seen from a fashion magazine this year. » 6/22/09 2:40pm 6/22/09 2:40pm

Eva Mendes Cries At Cartier; Michelle Obama Will Not Wear Fur

Italian Vogue Serves Up Fashion, Neat

Sometimes, for a scintillating editorial, you don't need a fancy concept, or references to some old movie. You don't require a "narrative." You just need a good model, a good photographer, and some crazy clothes. » 5/15/09 7:00pm 5/15/09 7:00pm