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Vogue's "Green" Issue: Fa$hion With A Con$cience

Illustration for article titled iVogue/is Green Issue: Fa$hion With A Con$cience

Despite its Style Ethics page and photoshoot of Cameron Diaz in organic hemps and cottons, the green this month's Vogue really cares about comes from a wallet, not a tree.

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We get that Vogue is trying — several items in Diaz's gruel-toned shoot are under $100. And the bikini Gisele Bundchen sports in Style Ethics is a relatively sane $120 — but it's 100% cotton, so its designer admits it may not stand up all that well to actual swimming. Ultimately, Vogue's affordable and sustainable offerings end up looking like window-dressing for the real stuff — an $11,495 bachelorette-party dress, and a $5,000 treatment to tighten the skin in "flab-prone areas" by "bulk-heating." Because nothing looks better under that cotton bikini than a char-broiled ass.

Illustration for article titled iVogue/is Green Issue: Fa$hion With A Con$cience

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Erin Gloria Ryan

I have this theory that the "green" movement is a way for the formerly wealthy to pass off their decreased consumption as some sort of moral demarkator of superiority over those who never wasted as much as they did in the first place rather than something done out of necessity. It's Scarlett O'Hara wearing the drapes and trying to act all glam.