Though it only hit newsstands last week, the April issue of Vogue Italia has already proven to be an incredibly controversial one, and it's not hard to see why. Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani, who is no stranger to controversy, decided to use the magazine to tackle the hot button issue of domestic violence, and sandwiched between the front and back covers of the latest issue are photographs that look more like screen grabs from horror movies than anything you'd expect to find in a fashion magazine.
As we spotted over on Fashionista, the several page spread has been aptly titled 'Horror Story,' and it features female models hiding and running away from weapon-wielding men, with one particularly gruesome photo showing a dead woman lying on the floor, blood pooling around her head. Sozzani says that the shoot is about raising awareness, rather than a provocative way to lure readers in.
"The horror of life is bigger than the one that you can see in the movies," explained the editor. "This is really a horror show, what we are looking at and what we see every day in every newspaper around the world is how fragile the woman still is today, and how she can be attacked, can be abused, can be killed."
You can see the full spread over on Vogue's website.
Speaking of freaky fashion, check out some of the coolest horror-inspired outfits that appeared on the runway last year!