The Internet went into riot-mode early this week when Vice released a fashion spread entitled “Last Words” (which has since been removed from its website) from its Women in Fiction issue. The theme? Female writers who had committed suicide, depicted at the moment of their demise–while simultaneously showcasing the latest designer clothing. Pure class.
Jezebel‘s Jenna Sauers spoke to Paige Morgan, the model who portrayed beat poet Elise Cowen in the editorial, to find out whether the faces of the controversial shoot knew what they were getting into. The revelations made in their conversation speak as much to Vice‘s lack of judgment as it does to the treatment of models in the fashion industry as a whole.