Why Did Italian Vogue Remove This Photo Of Karlie Kloss From Their Website?

Yesterday, fashion bloggers the internet over were stunned to gaze upon teenage top model Karlie Kloss‘ impossibly toned figure in her first nude editorial ever shot by Steven Meisel for the pages of Italian Vogue. Today, Fashion Copious noticed that one of the images (above) has been removed from the glossy’s website.

…Now we get to have fun and speculate. Several blogs are postulating that the image appears too Photoshopped and consequently looks a little off. Editor in chief Franca Sozzani is outspoken is her criticism of overly edited images, so this seems plausible. However, many commenters across those same blogs are decrying the image for showcasing Kloss’ thinness… another of Sozzani’s crusades.

What do you think? Does the image look too altered? Too weird? Too thinspirational? Or, as The Cut notes, is it just because Kloss’ fly is open?

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    • Ella Jane Goeppinger

      Perhaps it’s because there’s no way her thigh could join her hip in that way and still allow her to walk? Looks like a combination of a slightly awkward pose that got a little too liquefied in post.

    • Kj

      …I think it`s just a really bad photo. I don`t think it`s particularly altered, because why would they alter it to make her look like a space alien

    • edi

      How can someone be sexy if they have NO CROTCH??

    • Cynthia

      Way, way, way too Photoshopped (and poorly done, too).

    • Patricia

      maybe I’m so used to overly skinny women being grotesquesly photoshoped to look even thinner, but I see nothing different in this picture compared to any random Vogue one. Same old same old. But she sure seems flexible, what the hell is up with her waist’s angle?