- Vogue Run Hurricane Sandy Fashion Shoot
- Posted 28 months ago by Jack Lowe · style · 15558 Views
In a move which has caused many to criticise the international publication, Vogue have run a fashion shoot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz entitled "Storm Troupers: Celebrating Hurricane Sandy's First Responders." Featuring top models Karlie Kloss, Kasia Struss, and Chanel Iman wearing clothing from designers like Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, and Ralph Lauren, the shoot aims to highlight the city's "bravest and brightest" by including people who were instrumental in the city's recovery, such as the National Guard's 69th Infantry. While the shoot has rustled the feathers of some readers, The Guardian point out that Vogue have been helping with the relief effort since day one, helping to raise over $1.7 million USD.
Photography: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue
- This is tragic. It's absurd to see how disrespectful and ignorant these people who are working with high fashion industry could be. Putting on expensive shoes and clothes for photo shoots while half of the victims from this tragedy might be striving for their next meal? Really?
- Jeanloup Sieff Posted 28 months ago · 66 Reply
- I think it gives people an opportunity too see the the workers in their glory and gives us an insight to what its like to work in those environments. Not all fashion shoots are to sell and advertise, there is often a balance between concept and advertisement as it is a way to give impact to the public eye to create awareness. It's a good idea in my eyes....I don't now about anyone else but I was only focussed on the workers and their environment, not what the models were wearing - thus....awareness created.
- Lea Hellar Posted 28 months ago · 60
- why not? The government has made a complete farce out of 9/11 and their so-called "memorial"; at least Vogue aren't bullshitting anyone here. And, if the public services portrayed in the photographs don't have a problem with being photographed like this then who is to say what is right or wrong? are we to shame the public services for their involvement despite the good work they're doing? stop being idiots.
- adam. Posted 28 months ago · 62
- As much as I love a fashion shoot this one borders on the ridiculous if they want to celebrate the real people and their efforts just shoot them on their own and highlight the issues plus organize fundraising for the cause. Putting skinny models on expensive clothes posing and cavorting in their high heeled shoes in this kind of scenarios just highlights one thing, how mentally deluded some creative directors can be. Not a cool idea at all.
- Fashion Photographer Posted 23 months ago · 59 Reply