Vogue Italia Tackles – Domestic Violence

Vogue Italia is at the forefront of controversy once again, this time addressing the topic of domestic violence against women.

Vogue Italia "Horror Movie" - Natalie  Westling @ The Society. Full-length jacket with stretch satin neck bow, Moschino. Hosiery Emilio Cavallini, garters, Melissa Levy, Alexander Wang shoes. For him: Dreams trench 99; Prada trousers, Church's shoes.
Vogue Italia “Horror Movie” – Natalie  Westling @ The Society. Full-length jacket with stretch satin neck bow, Moschino. Hosiery Emilio Cavallini, garters, Melissa Levy, Alexander Wang shoes. For him: Dreams trench 99; Prada trousers, Church’s shoes.

In past publication the magazine has addressed everything from – rehab, fighting racism, the 2010 BP oil spill and cosmetic surgery addiction.

Vogue Italia "Horror Movie" - Robe bustier silk velvet devore, Balenciaga. Falke Socks, Melissa Levy garters, Alexander Wang shoes.
Vogue Italia “Horror Movie” – Robe bustier silk velvet devore, Balenciaga. Falke Socks, Melissa Levy garters, Alexander Wang shoes.

However the April cover feature titled “Horror Movie,” shot by Steven Meisel and inspired by the films of Dario Argento and Stanley Kurbrick’s “The Shining” is definitely the publications most disturbing to date.

Vogue Italia "Horror Movie" - Issa Lish @ Muse NYC. lined nylon trench coat with point d'esprit, RED Valentino, broderie anglaise lace dress with pleated skirt, Alberta Ferretti. For him: Gap shirt, Prada pants.
Vogue Italia “Horror Movie” – Issa Lish @ Muse NYC. lined nylon trench coat with point d’esprit, RED Valentino, broderie anglaise lace dress with pleated skirt, Alberta Ferretti. For him: Gap shirt, Prada pants.

The images, show through vivid detail the horrors of domestic violence that so many women face on a daily bases.

Vogue Italia "Horror Movie" - minidress jacquard silk fil coupe with reason broken lines, Fendi. Hosiery Emilio Cavallini; Melissa Levy garters, Alexander Wang shoes. For him: suit and shirt, Prada gloves Mary Howard Studio.
Vogue Italia “Horror Movie” – minidress jacquard silk fil coupe with reason broken lines, Fendi. Hosiery Emilio Cavallini; Melissa Levy garters, Alexander Wang shoes. For him: suit and shirt, Prada gloves Mary Howard Studio.

“Violence towards women has never been so hard-hitting as it is now, so reminiscent of a ‘real horror show’…The intent is in no way to shock, but rather to raise awareness of a horror that must be condemned!” says Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief.

Vogue Italia "Horror Movie" - Cotton dress without sleeves, Philipp Plein, poplin blouse with lace and broderie anglaise, Lynn Ban.
Vogue Italia “Horror Movie” – Cotton dress without sleeves, Philipp Plein, poplin blouse with lace and broderie anglaise, Lynn Ban.

The question is should a fashion magazine be tackling such serious issues through fashion editorial spreads? Regardless of one’s feels about the shoot, there is no denying the topics importance. www.vogue.it

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic abuse please contact: The National Domestic Violence HOTLINE 800-799-SAFE (7233) or www.thehotline.org

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