At last there’s been a long over-due jump made from the “Vogue Curvy” online offerings of Vogue Italia back to the printed page. Not since the February and April covers of 2000 has Vogue Italia featured a model over EU38 front and centre; for June of 2011 they have chosen three faces!
Photographed in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, the cover, accompanying editorial and backstage video of the shoot show that VI’s Editor Franca Sozzani is demonstrably more committed to inclusion and size diversity than her other Vogue edition counterparts.
One of the models is quoted post-shoot that ” We shot a Vogue Italia cover with all this designer stuff. Out of 100 dresses only two fitted as they were straight from the catwalk. There was a seamstress there to alter them, so they were cutting up £20,000 frocks! In the end, they went for the lingerie shots, so none of the dresses got used.” On the bright side – at least these dresses were made available for the shoot, which is a major step forward.
Plus there is another FASHION editorial in the issue featuring Robyn Lawley!
HANDY HINT: click on the FS button at bottom right of the pictures to view the images at Full Screen size – they’ll be much larger. Or click on SL for a slideshow. Either way, use your ESC button to close the screen when you are done.
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Models: Candice Huffine, Robyn Lawley, Tara Lynn, Marquita Pring
Stylist: Edward Enninful
VOGUE ITALIA JUNE 2011 - SOGNO DI DONNA
Photographer: Steven Meisel Models: Candice Huffine, Robyn Lawley, Tara Lynn, Marquita Pring Stylist: Edward Enninful
This gallery is the published version with all images included!
Below is a shot from the nicely edited backstage video which can be viewed by clicking anywhere you like on Marquita and below that one is a video of Candice talking about the experience from the casting right through to seeing the cover for the first time!
Images & Video from Vogue.it