I'm now intrigued to pick up a copy of the latest Vogue Italia, especially seeing the online slideshow of the editorial 'Live on the Web' shot by Steven Meisel, complete with faux You Tube-style interface and a very impressive line-up of models. Be warned though, as watching the photos flicker in an overly dramatic fashion (as to impress upon us 'HEY THIS IS DIGITAL AND WE ARE LIVING IN A DIGITAL AGE.') can give you a mighty headache. Naturally, the editorial/slideshow deals with a lot of *um* how should I put it, unsavoury issues associated with the internet but probably the dominant theme was globalisation and online social networking.
You have to watch it to really feel the vibes but highlights include Coco Rocha and Jessica Stam dressed up as Japanese/HK streetwear kids - i.e. a lot of Bathing Ape, a sweet picture of Agyness Deyn and Henry Holland wearing the shirts Holland has made a mint out of and Coco Rocha and Hilary Rhoda dressed up as playfully sexy (but on the safe side of) school girl types. This may spark off that old chestnut argument about objectification of women but me thinks it's not really that deep a social commentary as it is tongue in cheek.