Op-Ed | Violence Is Not Pretty, But It Can Hide Behind a Pretty Face

'Horror Story' in Vogue Italia May 2014 | Source: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Italian Vogue’s domestic violence-themed cover story proves that fashion photography is a powerful medium which can carry important messages, but it should have been stripped of its commercial credits, argues Mimma Viglezio.

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The Creative Class | Virginie Mouzat, Fashion Editor

Virginie Mouzat | Source: Phil Oh at Streetpeeper.com

Driven by a passion for reading and writing, Virginie Mouzat has long aimed to bring “intellectual vision” to fashion. The former fashion critic at Le Figaro and current editor-in-chief of fashion, lifestyle and opinions at the French edition of Vanity Fair sits down with BoF to discuss her personal and professional journey.

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Colin’s Column | Jean Paul Gaultier, Fashion Incarnate

The Virgin with the Serpents (Kylie Minogue) by Pierre et Gilles, featuring Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2007 | Source: Courtesy Gallery Jérome de Noimont, Paris

As “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” arrives in London, Colin McDowell reflects on the life and work of French fashion’s enfant terrible.

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