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Italian Vogue_Sept. 2006
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Steven Meisel is a regular contributor to Italian Vogue and photographs the cover every issue, something generally unheard of in the ever changing fashion industry.
Using Vogue Italia as a platform, Meisel often creates layouts which are controversial, by juxtaposing fashion and politics and/or social standards. For example, in the September 2006 issue of Vogue Italia, Meisel played with the concept of restricted liberties post-September 11th America. The beautiful and fashionable models were conceived as terrorists and/or highly trained policemen.
It caused a stir in the press, as the models were presented in violent compositions where they could be seen as being victimized. It also elicited a negative response from feminists which saw the role of the women as being undermined by their male counterparts. Bio