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Even Isabeli Fontana Can’t Save Mario Testino’s Tacky Vogue Paris Tribute to Peru

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For Vogue Paris' April 2013 Issue, Mario Testino shot model Isabeli Fontana in the mountains of Cuzco, which are located in the photographer's native Peru. The publication's editor, Emmanuelle Alt, essentially offered up the Vogue Paris cover for Testino to pay a tribute to himself and he … wow. I've seen better versions of this photo on ANTM

Possibly because there's a pom-pom/fedora monster eating her head, Fontana looks uncomfortable. That might also be because she's unfortunately styled in a beaded Dolce & Gabbana crop top and skirt combo, which looked bizarre enough on the Spring 2013 runway, but is just plain tacky in the image above. I understand that Alt and Testino were trying to bring a more colorful and spirited "Latin" sensibility to the glossy's typical moody chic, but this is so cartoony it's practically offensive.