Topic: vogue-italia

Red Carpet: ‘Plus Size Model’ Robyn Lawley Stuns At The American Ballet Theatre Gala

Red Carpet: 'Plus Size Model' Robyn Lawley Stuns At The American Ballet Theatre Gala

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.
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Gallery: Jennifer Lawrence Does A Respectable Version Of Blue Steel In Vogue Italia

Gallery: Jennifer Lawrence Does A Respectable Version Of Blue Steel In Vogue Italia

Did you know that Jennifer Lawrence is not actually an oppressed teenager like Katniss Everdeen, but a 22-year-old woman who would almost be out of college by now if insanely successful young actors went to college? It’s true. (And yet, it still kind of creeps me out that the grown men who populate AskMen.com voted her “most fuckable woman of 2013” or whatever.) Perhaps in recognition of her budding desirability, her latest fashion spread in Vogue Italia veers away from Vogue UK‘s shout out to sweater fetishists and focuses more on hot young actress fetishists, as well as clothing fetishists (duh, it is Vogue). Check her out executing some serious fashion poses and making some serious sexyface, then cry bitter tears of “WTF?!” when you remember that she is obese by Hollywood standards. More »

Franca Sozzani Gives Speech On Thinness & Body Image At Harvard, Misses Point

Franca Sozzani Gives Speech On Thinness & Body Image At Harvard, Misses Point

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 »

Vogue Italia EIC Insists That Controversial “Haute Mess” Editorial Isn’t Racist

Vogue Italia EIC Insists That Controversial "Haute Mess" Editorial Isn't Racist

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 »