This just in from a source: Steven Meisel has just shot an entire issue of Vogue Italia with all black models, hoping that other issues of Vogue start to diversify their own portfolios. Apparently, all of the photo shoots have already happened, as model bookers at various agencies have been contacted and sourced for new, beautiful, not-white girls -- and now they're twittering about how cool the issue will be. No word on when the issue will hit stands or who's on the cover (Jourdan Dunn? Chanel Iman?), but whatever: We don't really report the news over here. We just break it wide open. xoxo.
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Marquita Pring Chronicles Her Shoot for Vogue Italia's Groundbreaking Curves Spread
Marquita Pring, Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley--all "plus" size models--are the stars of Vogue Italia's June issue. Whereas Pring was once relegated to Vogue Italia's "curves" section online, this month she's just another model in a smoldering black and white 10-page Elizabeth Taylor-inspired editorial for the mag shot by Steven Meisel. Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley grace the cover. "Never before have four curvier girls been in a spread shot by Steven Meisel with no specific purpose at all," Pring said. "No size issue, no color issue. Just beautiful, normal Italian Vogue." Pring kept a diary during the two-day shoot. She chronicled everything--her nerves, emotions, the clothes, the makeup (the makeup artist uses what she calls the "Naomi kit" on Marquita which is usually used for Naomi Campbell), and how it felt to get naked for Steven Meisel--minute by minute. The shoot, Pring says, was "one of the most incredible experiences of my career/life." But she almost missed out on it.
Joan Smalls Is the First Model of Color to Cover Vogue Italia in Almost Four Years
We've been treated to Steven Meisel's crazy/tacky/kitcschy/awesome "Haute Mess" gif's for Vogue Italia over the past week, and today the cover for the
Here Is a List of Things that are Bigger than Stella Tennant's Waist on the Cover of Vogue Italia's September Issue
Vogue Italia is certainly no stranger to controversy. Just days after running a feature on "slave" earrings, the magazine has released an image of their September issue cover, featuring Stella Tennant, shot by Steven Meisel. Notice something...amiss with Tennant's waist? The magazine reportedly had the model's waist whittled to a shockingly tiny 13 inches (whether by photoshop or some serious corset-tightening, we don't know--we're hoping it's the former) in honor of early-20th century style icon Ethel Granger, the Daily Mail is reporting. We're figuring that, like us, you've probably never seen a 13 inch waist in real life, so to give you an idea of just how tiny it is, we've put together a helpful list of common objects and how they size up to Tennant's Vogue Italia waistline: