Much was said recently about 'that' image of Karlie Kloss that was taken down from the Vogue Italia website. While the press really went to town on the unhealthy portrayal of models argument, Kloss didn't seem to understand why the image was so controversial when asked about it this week. "To be honest, I don’t know why they pulled it off...I think they’re beautiful photos and I’m very proud of all of them,' she said. 'I’m happy with the results...I think that they’re photos that are hopefully going to become iconic.'
Italian Vogue editor, Franca Sozzani feels the same. This morning she took to her blog to discuss the issue and was quick to refute claims that the image had been heavily retouched, instead using the angle the image was shot to explain the model's thin waist. 'very few understand photography and don’t know about the viewpoint a body can be shot from,' she wrote. 'If the bust is imbalanced with respect to the pelvis and the picture is not frontal, the hips will look wider and the waist thinner.'
I've loved everything that W magazine have produced this year but I'm still undecided about their latest cover starring Carey Mulligan. Admittedly, it's unlikely that any cover she does now will quite impress me like her American Vogue October 2010 cover but aside from that, the Michael Thompson-shot cover doesn't seem to look like her on first glance. But it's not all bad. The accompanying spread looks beautiful and classic, as you would expect from the actress, and styled to perfection by Edward Enninful.
When Ali Stephens started modelling back in 2007, she got the industry excited and in her first season she bagged campaigns for Prada, Chloe and Calvin Klein and appeared in editorials in most of the international versions of Vogue. But it all seemed to take a negative turn when the model began speaking out about the pressure she experienced about her weight. Shortly after, she disappeared and we haven't much from her since.
But she's back. After working in the commerical side of the industy for a few years, the January 2012 issue of US ELLE features the model in a twelve-page spread shot by Bruno Staub marking the model's comeback to high fashion.