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Vogue Italia has chosen to celebrate September, the biggest month in fashion, by featuring two intimate LGBTI covers with models locking lips.

For a country that is quite liberated and invented romance, Italy, like Australia, still, does not have legalised same-sex marriage.

The country also lacks nationwide anti-discrimination laws ensuring LGBTQ protections in work and public accommodations as well as no parental rights for same-sex adoptive couples and same-sex couples who’ve had children through in vitro fertilization (IVF).


New editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia Emanuele Farneti has decided to place marriage equality at front of mind with these distinctive covers.

Credits for this picture: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Photographer), Emanuele Farneti (Editor), Giovanni Bianco (Creative Director), Alastair McKimm (Fashion Editor/Stylist), Cyndia Harvey (Hair Stylist), Isamaya Ffrench (Makeup Artist), Andrea Stanley (Set Designer), Piergiorgio Del Moro (Casting Director), Samuel Ellis Scheinman (Casting Director), Mar y Sol (Manicurist)

Shot by photographer duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, one version of the cover features male models and real-life couple Edoardo Velicskov and Pablo Rousson sharing a kiss; another version features female models Lily Aldridge and Vittoria Ceretti locking lips; and a third features a straight kiss between models Carla Boscono and Federico Spinas.

Vogue Italia is not the first Vogue magazine to publish an LGBTQ-inclusive cover. Vogue Paris featured transgender Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio on the cover of this year’s March issue, the magazine’s second biggest issue of the year.


Last Updated on Aug 30, 2017

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