Can Vogue Italia ever survive without Steven Meisel? It’s a question that has been burning on our forums ever since it was confirmed that the legendary photographer would no longer be a prominent fixture at the magazine. Following a string of different photographers for the past few issues, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have scored the cover story for the title’s October 2015 edition — and we’re far from ecstatic. Male model Aidan Walsh graces the first cover that surfaced, while Estella Boersma stars on the second cover of Italian Vogue‘s youth-focused issue.
Our forums couldn’t hide their disappointment. “OMG WHAT IS THIS,” exclaimed a horrified madzedre.
“Appalled!!! Where is the fashion, some emotion, or anything remotely interesting on offer here? If you’re gonna have a male model (which I personally welcome) on the cover, at least do them some justice, create something original, smh!” ranted a less than impressed Miss Dalloway. (more…)