Ugh: White Model Dons Tribal-Style Face Paint for Vogue Italia Shoot

White model. Facepaint. African animals. Shot by Steven Meisel and starring Dutch model Saskia de Brauw, a fashion story titled "Abracadabra" in the March 2014 issue of Vogue Italia feels sadly familiar and offensive. » 3/10/14 11:20am 3/10/14 11:20am

Gisele Gets Her Ass Cupped in the New Vogue Italia

Steven Meisel shot Gisele Bündchen as a pampered society lady undergoing a variety of spa treatments — mani-pedi, Kim Kardashian-approved blood facial, cupping, some other shit we don't even recognize 'cause we're not pampered society ladies — for Vogue Italia's "Health and Beauty" issue. » 6/04/13 7:45pm 6/04/13 7:45pm

Meet The Real People of the Fall Lanvin Campaign

Lanvin's decision to cast non-models in its fall ads — "real women" and "real men" who just happen to look gorgeous — got a lot of attention when it was announced yesterday. Under what other circumstances would an 82-year-old woman of color become the face of a major luxury brand? Now that all of the ads have been… » 7/19/12 10:25pm 7/19/12 10:25pm

High Fashion Takes On QVC

It's been a while since we had a truly glorious Steven Meisel satire for a Vogue Italia cover editorial. In the past, the famous photographer has set his sights on celebrity rehab centers and extreme plastic surgery, but lately he's delivered more covers inspired by old movies and the 90s. Which is fine, but sometimes… » 1/13/12 5:40pm 1/13/12 5:40pm

Why Did Vogue Italia Nix An Image From Karlie Kloss's Nude Editorial?

In the December issue of Vogue Italia, Steven Meisel shot the 19-year-old American model Karlie Kloss for the cover — and an 18-page editorial inside. Titled "Body by Kloss," it featured Kloss's first-ever nude work [link NSFW]. But it wasn't one of the nude shots that Vogue Italia decided to throw down the memory… » 12/05/11 3:50pm 12/05/11 3:50pm

Hilarious Fake Fashion Ads Star Eden Wood And Linda Evangelista

For its art issue, W approached Steven Meisel to shoot nine advertisements for fake products and sprinkle them in with the real ads. The results are arresting, funny, and occasionally subversive. Behold: Linda Evangelista shilling shampoo, Joan Rivers in fur, and Toddlers & Tiara's Eden Wood fronting for a children's… » 10/17/11 3:10pm 10/17/11 3:10pm

The New Vogue Paris Looks A Lot Like The Old Vogue Italia

The Internet loves a good game of This Thing Looks Like That Thing. Today's players? Vogue Paris, Vogue Italia, Emmanuelle Alt, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and Steven Meisel. The charge is that Alt, the recently-installed editor of Vogue Paris, ripped off her latest cover editorial from a 1989 Linda Evangelista … » 5/25/11 6:50pm 5/25/11 6:50pm

McQueen Show Includes A Gown Based On Sarah Burton's Wedding Dress

Steven Meisel shot some of the Alexander McQueen pieces that feature in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's upcoming show. Designer Sarah Burton, who succeeded McQueen following his suicide, says of the lace dress above, "This dress was actually based on my wedding dress — I got married two years earlier. We had to… » 4/20/11 11:55am 4/20/11 11:55am

British GQ Features Naomi Campbell Nude, Floating In A Pool

See Every 2010 Issue of Every Vogue All At Once

In a series of ghostly Vogue covers, every 2010 cover in each edition is layered into a single image, revealing the gulf between the formulaic approach of the majority of editions and the more experimental nature of a select few. » 12/17/10 3:09pm 12/17/10 3:09pm

The Terrible Rise Of The Lara Stone Lookalikes

Lara Stone is a successful model and we basically love seeing her everywhere. But what we don't love is seeing all the girls who look like Lara, kinda-sorta, that the modeling industry is now promoting to ubiquity. This must stop. » 12/07/10 6:18pm 12/07/10 6:18pm

Crystal Renn And Tom Ford Make Plastic Surgery Raunchy

When I next guest-edit an issue of a prestigious fashion magazine, I must remember to step behind the camera and snap out an homage to Jocelyn Wildenstein. And to put plenty of oral sex in it. Warning: NSFW. » 11/30/10 6:17pm 11/30/10 6:17pm

Prada Goes Into Overdrive To Control Leaked Images Of Spring Campaign

Images understood to be from Prada's spring campaign have leaked. The ads may not have undergone final retouching (we can't tell) but all signs point to their authenticity. Other sites have removed the pictures, but we believe they're pretty newsworthy! » 11/23/10 5:27pm 11/23/10 5:27pm

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Madonna's 1991 Letter To Steven Meisel, Unearthed

Italian Vogue 3D Cover Stars Miranda Kerr And A Puppy

Vogue Italia's Awful Oil Spill Fashion Shoot

You know what's artistically inspiring? The worst environmental disaster in US history, that's what. If you're Steven Meisel, shooting for Vogue Italia, that is. Um, what? » 8/06/10 3:30pm 8/06/10 3:30pm

Essence Picks A Trio Of Black Supermodels For September Cover

Why One Model Makes It Big When Others Don't

What makes a successful model? By what process is it decided that Coco Rocha will walk in 55 shows and grace the cover of Vogue Italia, while so many peers languish in models' apartments arguing about who used whose shampoo? » 7/15/10 12:30pm 7/15/10 12:30pm

Naomi Campbell Wears Fur, Goes Bald; Tyra Banks Developing New Online…