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The Top 5 Most Controversial Vogue Covers Ever Published

We all love to read and admire Vogue, but when the best in the business upsets its readers, the Internet and news media outlets are set ablaze. Our dedicated forum members have selected the publication’s top five most controversial covers in recent history.

#5: Vogue Hommes International Fall 2012 Featuring Stephanie Seymour and Marlon Teixeira By Terry Richardson

Controversial Vogue Covers Article


In the fall of 2012, Vogue Hommes International became the target of Internet ire. For the stylish menswear magazine’s bi-annual cover, controversial photographer Terry Richardson shot Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira with his hand clasped around the neck of 90s supermodel Stephanie Seymour. The image provoked questions of whether or not the French publication was glamorizing domestic violence.