Vogue magazine’s Italian edition is marking its September issue with same-sex kisses on the cover for the first time.
September is typically when Vogue releases its most important issue.
Vogue Italia has three covers with people kissing: one of a man and woman, one with two women, and one with two men.
Real-life couple and models Edoardo Velicskov and Pablo Rousson are the two men in an almost-kiss:
Lily Aldridge and Vittoria Ceretti shared a sensual one:
#Repost @mertalas ・・・ B A C I O 💋 kiss is kiss 💥september issue of new Italian vogue with my favorites @lilyaldridge and @vittoceretti ⭐️Editor in chief @efarneti Creative director @gb65 💥#thenewvogueitalia #itsallaboutitaly #mertandmarcus @vogueitalia Hair @cyndiaharvey makeup @isamayaffrench sets @andrea_stanley_
Mariacarla Boscono and Federico Spinas went traditional for their version:
There are also videos of lip-locking in Vogue Italia’s official Instagram account:
Editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti took the reins for Vogue Italia in January 2017, succeeding Franca Sozzani who led the magazine from 1988 until 2016, when she passed away.
The fashion industry has been criticized for the lack of diversity in its runways and magazines, which is dominated by European models who are mostly tall and thin.
According to NBC News, Sozzani attempted to tackle the said issue by having magazine issues featuring black models and plus-size models, which drew mixed reactions. JB