Domestic violence shoot may land Vogue in hot water

Vogue Italia are facing some criticism after their photoshoot for the April 2014 edition was revealed.

The edition has a Cinematic theme and the photoshoot, shot by photographer, Steven Meisel, is aptly called Horror Story, featuring women covered in blood brandishing weapons in a bid to protect themselves from an attacker.

The editor of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, explained that the shoot was done for awareness of the issue, rather than for controversial effect: “We sell the dream because we are a magazine … But at the same time, we can give people the opportunity to have a voice, for awareness. It’s not about provocation, at all.”