An Editorial by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue magazine, in September 2006... "State of Emergency" takes aim at some of the Bush administration’s post-9/11 security measures. It has a social commentary through the editorial. This is a clever, ironic series of pictures highlighting the horrors of torture and excessive use of force. Glamourising, normalising and feeding the demand for violent sexual fantasies, brutality and guns. It is only because it is vogue that people are even considering giving this the benefit of the doubt and that is why vogue has been so irresponsible in allowing it’s reputation for "classiness" to be usurped in this way which feeds sexist, racist, violent stereotype fantasies and misogyny.
This editorial did strike me, in the way that violent acts were targeted against foreigners.
Italian Vogue "War Story"(1998)
Photographed by Steven Meisel, filmed by Darren Lew