Vogue Paris March 2017 : Valentina Sampaio by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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  1. TaylorBinque

    TaylorBinque Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree with you more.
     
  2. MON

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    I get why they had to place "transgender" on the cover. If they didn't, the message wouldn't be told. Come to think of it, if they didn't put "transgender" I wouldn't even guess that she was. I just see a very beautiful woman -- which is not wrong. But the thing is, the message here is representation. If they didn't put the word there, people would just see a woman, and think it's the same old VP cover.

    And instead of reducing this into a "gimmick", why not just focus on the fact that a transgender is finally on the cover of Vogue? Why not just celebrate that? Look at how far we've come. Yes, it might seem a bit gimmicky, but who cares? Anna, the EIC of one of the most political and feminist Vogue edition couldn't even risk putting a transgender on the cover, or at least feature them. Alt did. And if she's milking its publicity, let her. At least she did something to represent them. At least she did something no other Vogue edition, no matter how "diverse" they project themselves to be, dared to do.

    And is this how it will go from hereon? If some other magazine puts a transgender on the cover, will it be immediately reduced to a gimmick? A stunt? A commodification of a social cause?

    And until and unless that this becomes a norm, every magazine out there who follows suit, is, in my eyes, brave.
     
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  3. Les_Sucettes

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    I agree with MOM, it's a great image and she's beautiful woman,so I think the "transgender tag" is indeed somewhat necessary if they want to create an impact. And we have to remember that relatively speaking this is a popular, mainstream mag, the fact this image will be all over Paris and with that tagline does make a difference.
     
  4. Oxymore

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    ^you know Vogue Paris is being sell not only in Paris but in all over the country :lol:
     
  5. anlabe32

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    I had never heard of this girl before but she's stunning!!
    The first cover is quite good, very glamorous and thus very VP.
     
  6. Xone

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    I agree on every word Lola!
     
  7. Xone

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    Loved what you have said MON, yes let's celebrate and stop being cynical...
     
  8. Les_Sucettes

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    Really!!!!!? I didn't knew! I always wondered how amazing it was that i could also buy it in London but the rest of France did not have the previlege.
     
  9. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    In a way, that would be equality, because it's no different to any celebrity who appears on the front of a magazine, trying to 'break the internet' like Kim Kardashian, or an actress talking to us about 'strong women' while promoting ticket sales for their latest film or their side business. Using transgendered people isn't a stand-alone stunt, it's just this month's stunt.

    Most magazines are glorified catalogues, and all such content is commodified to a large degree.

    Commercial titles - like most Vogues - have a tiny bit of freedom to exercise a social conscience, but even then, they mostly follow current fashions in thought, rather than striking out on their own. They can't afford to upset the readers, the advertisers, or the internet. And less-commercial titles don't seem to make the most of what they could do to further certain causes.

    Magazines have been in my life for decades, but no matter how many of my dreams their content has inspired, I don't have ANY romantic notions about the nature of their business, and the decisions they make.
     
  10. Xone

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    More of Valentina..
    All pictures credits from Fashion Gone Rogue, Vogue Paris website
     

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  11. Benn98

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    Endorsed, endorsed, endorsed!!!! I have zero qualms with being called 'cynical' if it means I'm see beyond the smoke and mirrors.
     
  12. [Piece Of Me]

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    What a fantastic achievement for Valentina :heart:

    I agree with the comments that it shouldn't matter whether she is transgender or not, it just shouldn't. But at the same time, we are still so behind in society and transgender people are being bashed, mocked, made fun of or worse. So putting a transgender model on the cover of Vogue Paris is a big statement and should be celebrated.
     
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    Valentina
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    Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
    Stylist: Emmanuelle Alt
    Model: Valentina Sampaio
    Make-Up: Isamaya Ffrench
    Hair: Paul Hanlon

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    Un Certain Sourrire
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    Stylist: Emmanuelle Alt
    Model: Othilia Simon
    Make-Up: Hiromi Ueda
    Hair: Paul Hanlon

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    Stylist: Anastasia Barbieri
    Model: Edie Campbell
    Make-Up: Lynsey Alexander
    Hair: Shay Ashual

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    Roller Girl
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    Stylist: Geraldine Saglio
    Model: Luna Bijl
    Make-Up: Kanako Takase
    Hair: James Pecis


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    Tissage de Fibres
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    Stylist: Celia Azoulay
    Model: Jena Goldsack
    Make-Up: Christelle Cocquet
    Hair: Damien Boissinot

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  20. kasper!

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    Although it is nothing new because Carine published a photo of Lea T which you could almost see the dick...anyway I'm happy Alt pushes one step forward to make it into a real cover. This would be my first issue I buy under Alt..:)
     

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