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

Vogue Italia Editor Admits Fashion is 'One Of The Causes' of Anorexia

Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani — who is always so sensitive to mental health issues — delivered a long speech on eating disorders and body image at Harvard last night. Sozzani has posted the text online. Let's investigate! » 4/03/12 5:00pm 4/03/12 5:00pm

Vogue Italia Would Like to Tell You About the Hot New Trend of ‘Rapper …

Have you heard of rappers? You know — those people who perform "rap" music? Preeminent documentor of urban style Vogue Italia has! Vogue Italia knows from rap. Today on its Web site, Vogue "Slave Earrings" Italia lays down some old-school knowledge about rapper style, which the magazine explains was invented by noted M.C.… » 3/30/12 7:10pm 3/30/12 7:10pm

Vogue Italia Defends Those Weird Karlie Kloss Pictures

Franca Sozzani has finally spoken out about Vogue Italia's decision to pull one picture of Karlie Kloss in a twisty-pretzel pose from its web site. She says that she was wrong to un-publish the photo. "I believed I could avoid a pointless debate. I made a mistake," she admits. Sozzani now believes she it would have been… » 12/12/11 1:40pm 12/12/11 1:40pm

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 hole. » 12/05/11 3:50pm 12/05/11 3:50pm

Italian Vogue Features Unbelievably Racist 'Slave Earrings' [Updated]

The Vogue brand is no stranger to offensive missteps. In the past we've seen French Vogue do blackface, American Vogue portray LeBron James as King Kong, and Indian Vogue put a Fendi bib on an impoverished child. However, Vogue Italia always seemed a bit more enlightened than its sister publications. Just three years… » 8/21/11 7:59pm 8/21/11 7:59pm

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

Brazilians Push For 20% Black Model Quota

Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani runs a web portal, Vogue Black, dedicated to black women and fashion, issued a famous all-black issue, and has recently put Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Jay-Z on the covers of her magazine and its counterpart, L'uomo Vogue. So Sozzani's a little pissed that Liz Jones didn't call her… » 6/20/11 12:20pm 6/20/11 12:20pm

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

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

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

Italian Vogue's New All-Black Fashion Spread

For the first time since its famous all-black issue of July, 2008, Italian Vogue has printed a magnificent 17-page editorial, featuring twelve black models. The story is definitely reaching for a languid, finger-curled, Harlem Renaissance feeling. Let's explore. » 2/07/11 5:20pm 2/07/11 5:20pm

Ridiculous L'Oréal Ad Stars Patrick Dempsey, Jessica Alba, Jane Fonda…