"To be honest, I don’t know why they pulled [that image] off. I thought it was a beautiful photo. We did a lot of photos that day, and working with Steven [Meisel], working with Pat [McGrath], working with Oribe and Carlyne [Cerf de Dudzeele] — we were creating art. I think they’re beautiful photos and I’m very proud of all of them. I’m happy with the results. I think that they’re photos that are hopefully going to become iconic. I had so much fun with the shoot, I was so happy to do it.”
--Karlie Kloss to Styleite on the now-infamous image from her Vogue Italia editorial being removed from the magazine's website.