Ok, I’ve decided to finally try asking a more insightful question on the blog – so I deep-heartedly hope you will add your answer.
What is your favorite controversial fashion editorial?
Some of you reacted on this post at the beginning of this week. I wanted to know your opinion on the controversial editorial that Kristen McMenamy shot for Vogue Italia. The answers to this were quite diverse: some of the commenters loved it, some hated it, some were undecided (like myself). Some just appreciated the visuals, so I considered these as approving.
♥ those are realy epic photographs (Shaurie)
♥ Stunning, breathtaking editorial. I love the idea behind it! [...] (Jonna)
♥ "I feel like it's the PC thing to hate it...but I hate being PC. I'm intrigued when people are inspired by current events, good or bad." (Wendy B)
♥ love it. what a way to address current issues without words. <3 (Modern Viking Vixen)♥ Very strong. Very good. [...] (Zotikos)
♥ i really don't like it. i think it's still a sad thing. it'll be great if they included a statement of sorts, in the form of pictures or words that indicated what a terrible thing had happened with the oil spill. [...] yes, the model looked like she was depicting the death of the animals, but she still looks good. if they wanna do that they need to show her literally with make up looking dead. not making death look beautiful. (Queen Gilda)
As you can see, statistically speaking, more people appreciated that a fashion editorial can address a global issue rather than the way it should have been done.
Ultimately, there’s no right or wrong. You could just see this as another way of seeing how different people have different views on fashion matters. And surely we will all have something good to learn.
To get the conversation started, I will go first and share my favorite controversial editorial. I know many other bloggers out there who love this one too! It's Super Mods Enter Rehab by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia July 2007.
source & the all the photos here