The Leibovitz Sandy shoot for Vogue magazine has stirred up some heated controversy after supermodels posed with firefighters from Ladder 121 and Engine 265 in the Queens area, Daily Mail reports Jan. 16. It was all part of honoring "New York's other finest" in a large spread in the magazine's February issue.
In the pictures, supermodels are also seen strolling with Coast Guard rescuers, National Guard infantry, Con Ed workers, and doctors from Bellevue Hospital. Once they wrapped up the shoot, they went back to work.
See images of the Leibovitz Sandy shoot here
So, what's wrong with the idea? Many feel the Vogue shoot was "tasteless," "tacky," and "provocative," according to The Telegraph Jan. 18. Many feel that using the devastation of New York's backdrop as an opportunity to sell designer goods is insensitive.
In another argument, Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have raised over $1 million in funds to help Hurricane Sandy victims. In their defense, they have contributed a lot to the cause of helping New York get back on their feet.
How do you feel about the Leibovitz photo shoot? Was it out of line?