August 7, 2010

Italian Vogue's Controversial Oil-Spill Fashion Spread

Photographed by Steven Meisel
Model: Kristen McMenamy

"Thought-provoking or tasteless?" - Shine from Yahoo!

I am actually impressed on how Meisel used fashion to present this environmental ruins to the public. This is how fashion translated the tragedy,this is how fashion connect to the world's current events like this one. Kirsten is looking like a bird trapped in oil, with the use of nets and feathers, Meisel created a vision of an effect of this catastrophe.

Kudos to Mr. Meisel and Ms. McMenamy, they did a job well done in projecting this disaster into a glamorous way, I guess?

These photos are really disturbing though.

Well, I have to admit, the Vogue vibes are still there, fiercely photos and this top model aura of Kristen. One thing's for sure, everyone is concerned in saving our planet Earth, and YES, even the FASHION industry.

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vecha ♥ said...

great post. love love love the outfits! :D

Grace said...

I quite like it.

Love Grace.

jamie-lee said...

I really admire that they are bringing such a hot topic to light in the fashion world - especially something so controversial. go vogue!

Beny Ricardo Sadewo said...

They're all so sexy and slick!!!! like it so much!!! ^^

Beny Ricardo Sadewo

KD faustino said...


michelle_ said...

the editorials seem to try to look glamourous, but i find them rather disturbing esp the black and white one. i understand how they're trying to make us more aware of the oil spills and their effects on the natural habitat and animal food chain, but i think it should be done in a more "proper way"

John Bernal said...

I'm a fan of the editorial. It is thought provoking and amazingly artistic and well thought out. It's great to see Vogue Italia pushing the envelope once again!

Edwina said...

hi dear! thanks for dropping by at my blog.

great photos. but i'm a bit scared when lookin at it. a bit spooky i think. hehehe. btw you asked that i'm one of the boys on my previous post, wasn't it? well i'm a girl and actually there's another girl beside me. :)

Flickering Moonlight

Barbara said...

I agree this are kinda disturbing but it must be said that the one who shot this is very talented!

have a lovely week!

They call me Cee. said...

you were so right. those photos are pretty disturbing :))

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Lovely Curse

Katie said...

I found these photos very striking. I thought it was a very interesting way to portray such an event.

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

this editorial is amazing thanks for posting this!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

THese are disturbing but at the same time amazing just because it's probably so hard to think this up.