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The Top 5 Most Controversial Vogue Covers Ever Published

#4: Vogue Italia August 2010 Featuring Kristen McMenamy By Steven Meisel

Controversial Vogue Covers Article

IMAGE CREDIT: VOGUE.IT VIA TFS FORUMS

Franca Sozzani does not play it safe and her magazine is always well-connected with current affairs. In 2010, however, the magazine fell under scrutiny for a story inspired by the events of the Gulf oil spill. The cover featured model Kristen McMenamy photographed by Steven Meisel looking lifeless, lying on a bed of rocks and boulders with oil clearly visible on her clothes. The reference became even more apparent inside the magazine with images of the oil-drenched model choking on the chemical substance.