Vogue Italia's latest fashion editorial features models as victims of brutal physical abuse. Under the guise of “raising awareness” they are making domestic violence appear sexy and fashionable.
We're asking that you stop exploiting violence against women as a way to sell more magazines. If you really want to stand with survivors, then you can apologize and commit to never again featuring editorials that glamorize violence.
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In its April 2014 issue, Vogue Italia included an editorial titled "Horror Story." Well, it horrified us alright. As Fashionista described it: "models are depicted running from men wielding...
In its April 2014 issue, Vogue Italia included an editorial titled "Horror Story." Well, it horrified us alright. As Fashionista described it: "models are depicted running from men wielding knives, scissors and other weapons in dangerous (and, in some cases, deadly) situations. The looks, provided by the likes of Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Fendi and Marc Jacobs, are covered in blood. It's a nightmare scenario akin to "The Shining" or "American Psycho," albeit much better dressed."
Domestic violence is never 'in Vogue'
Vogue Italia's editorial team is saying that the domestic violence scenes were intentionally provocative.
"What we are looking at and what we see every day in every newspaper around the world is how fragile the woman still is today, and how she can be attacked, can be abused, can be killed," says Vogue Italia's editor Franca Sozzani.
Features Director Carlo Ducci also defended the shoot, saying, "Those who follow
us will be stimulated to act, to denounce, to help women in need."
We're not buying it.
For far too long, high fashion has made profits off of glamorizing violence against women. Physical abuse isn't "edgy," it's just wrong.
Ending the epidemic of violence against women starts with us speaking up when publications like Vogue Italia try to trivialize the problem.