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Sex Sells: Louis Vuitton and Love Accused of Glamorizing Prostitution

French intellectuals are up in arms against Love magazine’s video featuring Louis Vuitton’s fall 2013 collection, claiming it glamorizes sex work. The three-minute video, created by video artist James Lima, with the creative direction of Love magazine’s Katie Grand, following the house’s March 6th show in Paris, features models Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, Isabeli Fontana, and Lily McMenamy cruising Paris’ Rue du Pont Neuf in myriad states of dishabille to a score of moody piano music. The glassy-eyed night creatures stumble around in high heels, loiter on street corners, solicit passing Johns, and writhe around in the backseat of cars at the pleasure of an unseen voyeur.

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Kate Moss Cleans Up for LOVE Magazine

Kate Moss, the 39-year-old wünder-model, appears on the cover of LOVE magazine’s Spring/Summer 2013 issue. It’s theme? “Clean.” Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Moss is shown taking a bath in nothing but a cutaway T-shirt and some pretty great make-up, despite being soaking wet.

Yet the racy only gets racier. Inside, Moss appears fully nude in an editorial shot by Tim Walker, with her only coverage provided by…a dragonfly. Liberty RossRuby Jean WilsonLulu KennedyEliza Cummings and Cara Delevingne are also depicted in various states of undress, in a spread shot by Sølve Sundsbo.

Once white-hot British model Agyness Deyn has a big profile, as does omnipresent Victoria Beckham. Kudos to Moss though, for being able to pull this off with aplomb and ferocity—even if expertly photoshopped. The issue is downloadable from LOVE’s website now (for iPad).  (more…)