Top model Anjs Rubik is lensed bare breasted by Patrick Demarchelier for the March cover of Vogue Russia. The image begs the question of ‘why’. The issue is most assuredly not devoted to the full emancipation of Russian women, including lesbians.
One assumes that the decision is purely gratuitous and designed to generate controversy and online page views. Unlike many blogs and fashion websites, AOC embraces artistic nudity in fashion. However, we don’t embrace nudity to create page views.
Unlike several blogs that come to mind, we never excerpt the nude shot — choosing that single nude view of the female body to showcase — when eight clothed choices exist. I call that objectifying women and dialing for page views.
I agree with Avogadro at TFS that this preview shot of Anja’s editorial is far stronger and is a far better cover shot. ~ Anne