Glamour Bondage Too Sexy For The French?

The editor of French Vogue is catching flak for publishing a tame bondage fashion spread:

Speaking of, Carine Roitfeld is being slammed as too sexy, or too sexual, or even sexist, reports The Guardian UK. When the December/January issue of French Vogue, of which she is editor in chief, started landing on the doormats of its subscribers, angry phone calls were coming thick and fast. The issue had a special guest editor – John Galliano – and came with a calendar for 2007 featuring 13 images of beauty Karen Elson, one of Galliano’s favorite models, in skimpy black clothes and tied up with curtain cord. ‘Glamour bondage’, as Roitfeld put it; nothing more shocking than you’d find in the window of your local Ann Summers, although, obviously, infinitely more stylish. But some of the subscribers ‘are furious’, she reports.

‘I think is beautiful and a bit osé [daring]. Is like a modern Pirelli calendar, non? We try to push. But my assistant is like this with the phone for three days now, listening to insults from feminists.

In France, you have Paris, and you have the rest of the country,’ Roitfeld says. ‘I think the rest of the country don’t like us, and we don’t know them … Those who don’t like the calendar are not from Paris, they are mostly from the other part of France.’

If anybody knows where we can find those photos online, links (via email please!) would be appreciated.

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Bondage In Vogue, Redux - Bondage Blog commented on June 16th, 2008 at 8:32 am:

[...] than a year ago, I posted about some flak the publishers of the French edition of Vogue took for publishing a calendar insert [...]

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