This month’s edition of Vogue Italia has certainly had the fashion world in a frenzy, once again digging up that old ‘size zero’ chestnut. 19 year-old Karlie Kloss’s contorted pretzel torso made headlines after the title unceremoniously pulled the plug on an image of the supermodel looking rather angular on their online site. The December cover shoot, photographed by Steven Meisel, caused uproar when an image of Kloss in Daisy Dukes, dramatically twisted at the waist was found doing the rounds on thinspiration blogs and ‘pro ana’ sites encouraging anorexia.
Just when we thought curvy was making a comeback, Vogue Italia editor Franka Sozzani has defended the pelvic predicament on her blog, stating the removal of the picture was a mistake and a formality to avoid an unnecessary weight argument. She has even gone so far as to dub Kloss ‘The New Body’, presumably leaving Elle Macpherson crying into her swimsuit. Whether Karlie Kloss has a hot bod or not is certainly subjective, and as usual fashion followers have made no bones about lambasting the waifs size zero assets on the blogging network. The online uproar has left Sozanni looking particularly red-faced after she passionately launched an anti-anorexia campaign earlier in the year. Personally, those angles look a little too sharp for our liking. Thank god it’s nearly Christmas and Karlie can get her hands on some well-deserved mince pies.
Posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:01:18 by Liz Connor