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

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 hole. » 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 figure… » 4/20/11 11:55am 4/20/11 11:55am

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

UPDATED: Gap To Give Away 10,000 Pairs Of Jeans On Facebook

  • Want free jeans? Don't mind handing a corporation access to your personal data and real-time location? Gap will give away 10,000 pairs of jeans to Facebook fans who "check in" to its stores on an as-yet-unannounced date tomorrow. [Fashionista]
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