Robyn Lawley–she of the Italian Vogue covers, watershed Ralph Lauren campaigns and general goodness and decency–stopped by the 2013 American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala last night and looked stunning in a strapless beige cocktail dress and matching ankle boots. Please admire how amazing she looks.
…Of course, we were supposed to make the headline “Plus Size Model Robyn Lawley Something Something” but we couldn’t do it without at least quotation marks.
As previously reported, Kate Upton scored the cover of the November issue of Italian Vogue. Now, the entire editorial has hit the internet, and it’s every bit as gorgeous as the cover hinted it would be. Shot by the great Steven Meisel, this spread oozes old Hollywood glamor of the kind embodied by Anita Ekberg in Fellini‘s 1960 classic La Dolce Vita. Click through to gaze upon its sumptuousness. More
In the August issue of Italian Vogue, there’s an editorial showcasing Lana Del Rey doing exactly what she does best: dressing up like a sexy ’60s sex kitten and saying she doesn’t care what any of us meanie-heads say about her. I’m not just being mean when I say she should stick to modeling; my personal opinions on fake lips aside (DON’T DO IT, GIRLS) this lady has never had a problem looking good in pictures. Unfortunately, the interview is in Italian so I can’t read it, but I’ll try to imagine some of the things she was thinking and feeling. More
If there’s one thing Katy Perry is undisputedly good at besides making me want to claw my ears out, it’s costumes. I don’t mean that in a demeaning way, either. (Not that last part, anyway.) Like, if she ever stops doing music for whatever reason, I’m sure she could have a great career in some costume-related field. (Can we trade her to fashion in exchange for having Lily Allen back, please?) But even a big fan such as myself must admit that the retro 1960s cosplay thing does get redundant after a while. Enter L’Uomo Vogue with some gorgeous new costumes she’s never worn before. More
As we know from the Met Ball drama (but pretty much could have guessed) Anna Wintour is no fan of Kim Kardashian and thus, Kim will never land some breathless, generic Mario Testino-shot Vogue spread, no matter how ruthlessly she campaigns. More
Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, gave a speech at Harvard yesterday, covering eating disorders, pro-ana websites and thinness as beauty ideal. You may have noticed that in recent months, Sozzani has been an outspoken opponent of pro-ana websites, championed plus size models in a landmark issue and even pulled an image of Karlie Kloss from a Steven Meisel-lensed editorial because Kloss looked too thin. She’s also blogged extensively on matters of body image and eating disorders over at the magazine’s website.
…All the while, she’s undermined her crusade by running a fashion magazine. More
Sometimes I think Italian Vogue is the best Vogue. Other times, I’m not sure what they’re thinking. In any case, I’d like to know what they’re intermittently smoking over there, so that I can avoid it. More
Trouble’s still brewing over “Haute Mess,” a controversial editorial from the March issue of Vogue Italia starring, among others, covergirl Joan Smalls, Jessica Stam, Abbey Lee and Coco Rocha. Inside, the models are styled with outsized makeup and costumes, which Vogue Italia swears is in homage to “messy drag queens.” However, many noted that the models’ wigs–coupled with fast food, pregnancy bellies, gold teeth, Colt 45 and the overall theme of trashy glitz–felt more than a little classist. If not more than a little racist… More
You know how Joan Smalls scored the March cover of Italian Vogue and it’s a big deal because a black woman hasn’t covered that particular magazine in four years? …Unfortunately, some critics suggest that Italian Vogue might be chipping away at the significance of Smalls’ placement, saying the editorial that accompanies it is kind of racist. More
Holy shit! Joan Smalls is on the cover of Italian Vogue and there’s no patronizing cover line in sight! More
Adding to the growing pile of evidence that Italian Vogue is the best Vogue, Vogue Italia has combined haute couture and internet culture by previewing their March issue’s three covers in animated GIF form. Click through for some serious moving picture action. More
We see photos of thin models digitally manipulated to look even thinner all the time, so we were pretty skeptical of The Sun’s claims about thirty-year-old Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg. More
The great Steven Meisel has done it again with Italian Vogue‘s impressively bizarre January issue, called “The Collections on IVC.” More