Vogue Italia April 2012 Double Cover Night Of Nights

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Now that’s interesting! Not that I would expect less from Vogue Italia! Franca Sozzani is stepping into another controversy, eyes wide shut. Oops! I meant with and without mask. Or at least that seems to be the theme of Vogue Italy’s April 2012 issue.

A double cover with various models, both men and women, photographed by Steven Meisel. Yes. Again. (he’s responsible for last month’s Haute Mess too). It’s an interesting “spot the differences” game and I’m really curious of what this mysterious “Night of Nights” themed pictorial really stands for. At least it’s not boring, not cliché and certainly not safe. (is it?)

Vogue Italia April 2012 Night for Nights covers


#1 Riana on 04.05.12 at 4:59 am

Before and after a wild SM themed teen party?

All these models are far too skinny and look terrible unhealthy. Yesterday on tv Dutch Vogue’s Fiona Hering told this summer there will be meeting with all Vogue editors to talk about the designer size samples. There are too much complaints about too skinny models. People want to see women again and it’s seems that there is proof this trend is partly to blame for anorexia. Not 100% of course but for sure it has an impact on young girls body image.

What I see here is a bunch of unhealthy looking kids on alcohol and drugs. I don’t like to look at this. I don’t care either if this is Vogue Italia the Queen of all Vogue’s, Steven Meisel or fash art. It does look like a group of rich, spoiled drug addicts posing not aware they are alive.

Funny part is when the models were actually doing drugs for real and still did smoke in the ’90’s they did look much better! What do I say? Kate Moss, 38 and smoking and partying still looks better than this group!

#2 Ellington on 04.05.12 at 1:12 pm

Yes Riana, I agree these models are far too skinny and look a tad unhealthy.
I think what Dutch Vogue is discussing about the size samples is a good thing.

#3 Riana on 04.05.12 at 3:26 pm

Ellington, it’s not just Dutch Vogue but ALL Vogue editors come to together to discuss this matter. Fiona Hering is the Fashion Features Director of Dutch Vogue. I assume she told the truth. Otherwise she would get fired right?

I’ve not read anything about it yet? And you girls neither. So let’s google then.

#4 Riana on 04.05.12 at 4:08 pm

Why did Fiona said that? I’m complete puzzled?

I found an interview with Alexandra Shulman – April 1 (last Sunday) in The Observer (The Guardian) online. The interview is an interesting read by the way.

An excerpt:

In June 2009, Shulman wrote a letter to major international fashion houses including Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Prada and Versace, complaining that their “minuscule” sample sizes were forcing fashion editors to use models with “jutting bones” and “no breasts or hips”. And yet, Shulman concedes, not much seems to have changed in the three years since.

“I’m pleased I wrote it. Did it make any difference? I don’t think so. But at least I tried to do something and… um, yeah, I mean, there’s no doubt that clothes to our kind of western eye look better on a thinner frame, but there is a difference between a thin frame and an emaciated young girl and I do talk to designers about it all the time and I just think they can’t see it, a lot of them.”

So if she says that I begin to wonder. I assure you I heard what Fiona said…?!?

#5 Riana on 04.05.12 at 4:09 pm

Kpriss, apologises for all these long comments. :)

#6 Riana on 04.05.12 at 5:41 pm

Sorry me again. I’d check out the programme for €0,99…grrr..for a trivial entertainment programme.

Fiona said the Vogue editors did yet talk in Paris about this issue. In June they gather together to talk about the sizes of designer samples and the general image of health in fashion. Talk, they’re going to talk…I get the feeling Ms Shuman has a point. The initiative comes from none other than Franca Sozzani.

So I’m still puzzled looking at this cover…..

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