The magazine's August issue includes a controversial fashion spread inspired by the disastrous BP oil spill.
Editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani claims that the spread -- which casts the gray-tressed supermodel as a sort of wounded bird spitting up water in a feathered gown coated in oil -- is meant to make an environmental statement.
"The message is to be careful about nature," she told the AP. "Just to take care more about nature...
"I understand that it could be shocking to see and to look in this way these images."
But while some Gulf residents reportedly see the spread as a fair attack on BP, others say it's inappropriate and insensitive.
"I think they are making light of the oil spill," Florida resident Virgina Contreras told the source.
"Everyone isn't going to the beaches and people have lost their jobs here because of the oil."
What's your take? Is Italian Vogue making a mockery out of the oil spill, or is it making a powerful and provocative statement to illustrate the damage the spill has caused? Leave a comment!
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