Vogue Italia has run into a bit of controversy over the September cover, featuring the model Stella Tennant corseted and Photoshopped into a 13-inch waist. Who needs to breathe, eh? Am I right?
The magazine already ran into trouble earlier this month for a trend feature that referred to hoop earrings as “slave earrings” (it has apologized). Now the issue is whether this cover glorifies an unnatural and unhealthy female body image. The cover is meant to recognize Ethel Granger, who famously did have a 13-inch waist.
Vogue Italia joins Newsweek on the list of magazines that are generating buzz with some recent controversial covers.