Horror Movie by Steven Meisel
Franca Sozzani provokes yet again with the April 2014 issue, "Cinematic". Steven Meisel´s gruesome short might send chills up your spine, but aims to raise awareness of violence against women.
"Anyhow, there are specific situations which are rarely covered by fashion magazines, in a sort of silent psychological embargo, or an assumed incompatibility with the DNA of this particular realm of publishing. Extreme social occurrences, events such as calamities, wars and news stories are left aside almost on principle, because they are too harsh, as they connote and affect excessively our daily life. Not seeing them (or pretending not to) seems now a universally accepted modus operandi by the publishing system as such; it makes us all ‘partners in crime’, cutting us off once and for all from our daily lives, as if we had our eyes covered with one of those sleep masks we wear on a plane."
Carlo Ducci, Vogue Italia, April 2014