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Entries in Vogue Italia (12)

Monday
Apr222013

Does Fashion Industry Promote Anorexia? Do Models Eat Tissue Paper To Stay Thin?

The most recent wave of criticism against anorexic-looking models was launched in 2009 with the publication of a Ralph Lauren ad campaign featuring fired model Filippa Hamilton, who was photoshopped to look exactly like these images.

The debate over fashion’s obsession with ultra-thin models has continued unabated since then, with little turning away from the down-sizing of the healthy body, original ’90s supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. Most of those size 4-6 supermodels are considered plus-size models today, compared to our typically androgynous-looking size 0 models.

Brazil’s Star Models You Are Not A Sketch Campaign

Brazilian modeling agency Star Models has recently launched an innovative eating disorder awareness campaign featuring your typical fashion sketch on the left, and models photoshopped to look like the illustration on the right. The impossibly long-legged fashionista on the left has been with us for decades. Photoshopping a real model to look like a fashion illustration is a more recent phenomenon.

Fashion insiders tell women that neither image should have any impact on our psyches. Any intelligent woman isn’t impacted by these visions of the ideal female body because we know they are only ads. The same argument applies to Barbie. Are people seriously suggesting that Barbie be banned.

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Wednesday
Jan092013

Total Skin & Sensual Beauty by Tom Munro for Vogue Italia January 2013

Vogue Italia celebrates the female body in a way that American Vogue cannot. Lais Ribeiro, Jessica Hart & Melodie Monrose are called out by their agent Women Management for delivering beauty and sensuality inside and out, styled by Giovanna Battaglia. Tom Munro makes the capture for the January issue. /Hair by Shay Ashual; makeup by Maud Laceppe

 

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Monday
Sep032012

Carolyn Murphy | Steven Meisel | Vogue Italia September 2012

Carolyn Murphy channels socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein for Vogue Italia’s September issue, styled by Karl Templer. Wildenstein is best known for her extensive facial surgeries, an endeavor many find a face gone mad. ‘Face the Future’ explores the complexity of women’s self image and aging, and our making peace with the woman in the mirror.

In the case of Jocelyn Wildenstein, reports have always been that she is “ecstatic with her work. She feels beautiful. She looks in the mirror and she loves what she sees. She got exactly what she wanted.” Wildenstein is now divorced from her husband who — she says — wanted her to look like a lion. Reports are that Jocelyn and her husband Alec fell in love hunting lions in 1977 on Alec’s ranch in Kenya.

 

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Friday
May112012

Melissa Tammerijn | Michelangelo Di Battista | Vogue Italia May 2012

Melanie Huynh styles Melissa Tammerijn in a blue mood, for this beauty story lensed by Michelangelo Di Battista for Vogue Italia’s May issue.

 

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Sunday
Dec112011

Self Love Is Saying 'No' To Fashion Body Images You Hate

Updated on Mon, December 12, 2011 by Registered CommenterAnne

Yesterday Vogue Italia posted Ten Rules for Learning to Love your body. It’s a good list and my favs include:

3. Loving your body, fulfilling your dreams and following your passions is not a question of weight: there’s no need to wait to lose weight before being the person you want to me. It’s better to start pursuing your dreams immediately.

5. Ad campaign images and the ones in the magazines are absurdly over-retouched in Photoshop. This is why the women seem so perfect: but you can’t be like models who don’t exist in the real world.

9. Lean to understand and interpret the bad habits that damage your positive perception of your own body. Try to analyse and avoid them.

It’s time for us to get involved in the Karlie Kloss as ‘The Body’ discussion, resulting from her Vogue editorial push back. I picked up the topic on AOC Shop this morning (our not ready for prime time shopping site) writing:

Karlie Kloss as ‘The Body’

The push back against Karlie Kloss’ Vogue Italia editorial is gaining momemtum with this comment exchange in British Vogue.

This Steven Meisel photo from the shoot is not the one pulled — which I do believe was a photographic twisted image and weird angle.

See original editorial and the pulled image reduced to thumbnail, so we don’t put the image in big-size circulation on another of our websites. I read that it’s all over the pro-ana blogs.

I admit that my initial reaction was not one of concern because at least Karlie has muscles.

Having just seen her physique in the Victoria’s Secret show, I didn’t have any concerns about her being anorexic, which she is not in my opinion.

As we beg for larger bodies in editorials — making it a mix of body types and not only the totally prevalent size 0 — I was happy to see muscle on Karlie, from an industry that has basically banned visible muscle tone as well. I compared Karlie to the Arthur Elgort women of the 1990 Pirelli Calendar.

Read Pirelli Defines Sensuality & Fashion Bodies | Arthur Elgort & Karl Lagerfeld. Also Elgort lensed Kloss for Vogue Japan September 2011.

While I’ve written extensively and defiantly on anorexia and totally support Vogue Italia editor France Sozzani’s campaign against it, AOC tries to develop our editorial arguments carefully and rationally.

Clearly, AOC must join this conversation but it’s Karlie Kloss’ comment that will define our position and how we frame the issue. It will be our first truly new twist on this conversation in two years:

“To be honest, I don’t know why they pulled it off. I thought it was a beautiful photo,” she said. “We did a lot of photos that day, and working with Steven [Meisel], working with Pat [McGrath], working with Oribe and Carlyne [Cerf de Dudzeele] - we were creating art.”

We’ve had a hornet’s nest on AOC, caused by Taryn Andreatta’s single image and her imaginary interview in ‘The Offering’, an otherwise artistically-uplifting editorial image-wise.  I was basically called a philistine and not a member of the creative elite for having a visceral reaction to this photo of Taryn — as if humans control visceral reactions. 

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Saturday
Nov122011

Sigrid Agren | Sølve Sundsbø | Vogue Italia October 2011 | Beauty

Patti Wilson styles Sigrid Agren in ‘Beauty’, lensed by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Italia October 2011.

 

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