In her latest blog, Vogue Italia Editor-In-Chief Franca Sozzani sounds off on fashion photography the she finds to be in bad taste. She writes:
Why is it that the fashion magazines, the ones doing the most research, fall into out of line, worrisome, and at times vulgar traps? We have seen nudes of men and women for a while without purpose if not shocking the audience.
Egoiste's cover, shot by Richard Avedon, portraying Stephanie Seymour, will remain in history. She was all dressed but by picking up her skirt she was showing her pubicals. Nude. Beginning of the 90s. Glamorous images. There was the Terry Richardson trend with Juergen Teller, both of them trashy photographers that transformed nudes into something sexy and crude rather than glossy.
Well, glad someone said it. Richardson has been on our creepster radar for a while now. Sozzani then takes a dig at French Vogue for its recent editorial featuring children dripping in eyeshadow and jewelry:
How about little girls? Wearing heavy make up, sexy clothes, posing in poses that are outrageous for their age. The movie Pretty Baby with Brooke Shields talks about a baby prostitute, but without being vulgar, the images were actually romantic for the harsh reality portrayed in them.