This 'Groin Gazing' Fashion Spread Starring Boners Is Amazing

Sometimes things that are revolutionary don't seem like that big of a deal. They seem like nothing special or just tongue-in-cheek enough to be more humorous than important social commentary, or just another cool thing on the internet. But who cares — even if something is all those things at once, it can still be… » 3/02/14 5:00pm 3/02/14 5:00pm

How Nice Does a Woman Have to Be to a Guy She Rejects?

In the world of rejections, I always think of the movie Say Anything: A guy is allowed/expected/culturally celebrated for wooing his ex back with grand gestures. It would be a very different movie if she simply called the police. (If a heartbroken woman holds up a boom box in the rain outside her ex's bedroom, the… » 8/03/13 5:00pm 8/03/13 5:00pm

Why Are We So Fascinated With Female Suicides?

Vice provoked the ire of denizens of decency around the web when they ran a fashion spread depicting photos of famous female authors in the act of doing themselves in. It has since been removed. But was it really in poor taste, or just poorly done? How should we talk about and show the complex tragedy of suicide? » 6/23/13 4:30pm 6/23/13 4:30pm

Model From Vice Suicide Shoot Speaks: 'I Was Uncomfortable'

Since Vice's now notorious fashion spread depicting female writers who committed suicide at their moments of death was published, a lot of questions have been raised about the intentions of the photographer, Annabel Mehran, the editor, Annette Lamothe-Ramos, and the magazine. I've reached out to Mehran and… » 6/19/13 7:05pm 6/19/13 7:05pm

Vice Quietly Deletes That Suicide Fashion Spread

Right now, if you go to Vice's Web site looking for the fashion spread that featured photographs of famous female authors committing suicide, you'll find a 404 page at the end of that link. That's because the magazine has deleted the graphic and highly offensive spread from the Internet (though it still appears in… » 6/18/13 12:00pm 6/18/13 12:00pm

Vice Published a Fashion Spread of Female Writer Suicides [Updated]

Vice's Women in Fiction issue is an interesting package. There's a short story by Mary Gaitskill here, an interview with Marilynne Robinson there, and a short story by Joyce Carol Oates over yonder. And then...there's the fashion spread. Featuring models styled and posed as famous female writers who have killed… » 6/17/13 7:45pm 6/17/13 7:45pm

How Is Israel's Ban on Underweight Models Working Out?

The latest episode of Vice's excellent Fashion Week Internationale series sees host Charlet Duboc head to Israel for Tel Aviv fashion week. While there, Duboc talks with industry professionals and Israeli government about the country's new law mandating that models have a BMI of 18.5 or more in order to work. The law… » 12/21/12 6:00pm 12/21/12 6:00pm

New Documentary Explores Eyelid Surgery In Korea

In the latest episode of Vice's excellent online series Fashion Week Internationale, which skips the traditional JFK-LHR-MXP-CDG flightpath for more off-beat fashion weeks like Brazil's, Cambodia's, and Pakistan's, the show takes a look at fashion week in Seoul. Host Charlet Duboc explores the uneasy balance between… » 10/23/12 6:45pm 10/23/12 6:45pm

Cambodian Garment Workers Would Like You To Think Before Going To H&M

In its latest episode, Vice's Fashion Week Internationale series goes to Cambodia, where the country held its first-ever fashion week in Phnom Penh in November. Host Charlet Duboc and the Vice team go to designer runway shows, parties, boutiques that cater to the elites known as the "Khmer Riche," and meet a makeup… » 1/09/12 7:00pm 1/09/12 7:00pm

Fashion Week Doesn't Just Happen In New York, London, Milan, And Paris

Vice has just published the first episode of its new online series Fashion Week Internationale, which follows host Charlet Duboc as she travels around the world to go to non-Big Four fashion weeks. Duboc reports on plastic surgery in Colombia and New York City's own Full-Figured Fashion Week. These events are to the… » 10/14/11 4:00pm 10/14/11 4:00pm

Naomi Campbell Announced That She Is Not Speaking

Vice sent someone named Elektra to the Topshop Unique fashion show. On acid. The story is narrated by her editor: "I swear I'm not making this up, but when Elektra asked: 'Do you mind if I get a picture with you?' Naomi turned to her and said, 'I'm sorry, but I'm not speaking.' Which was weird, because she had to… » 9/22/11 3:35pm 9/22/11 3:35pm