Lara Stone's latest editorial in Paris Vogue is shocking for two reasons. Firstly because she hasn't got her tits out. Secondly because it merges all our old favourite themes of bondage, vampirism and carcrash fetishism into one subtle and artful package that would make Nan Golding slash her wrists with a smashed camera lens while screaming, "WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? WHY!" Oh yeah and it glamourizes smoking as a direct backlash to the anti-smoking propaganda we are subjected to if not constantly then certainly on a daily basis, which is probably the most controversial thing about it.
originally posted: FRIDAY, 6 FEBRUARY 2009