Chinese model Fei Fei Sun (top left) made history this week as the first Asian model to appear alone on the cover of Vogue Italia. French Vogue reportedly featured a solo Du Juan in 2011, though no British or American Vogue has broken this curious race barrier.
Sex sells. And with many magazines struggling to compete with digital demands, some publishers have become more reliant on risqué cover art that might garner buzz and buyers. The latest subversive attempt comes from Conde Nast’s VogueHommes International, which features model Stephanie Seymour being choked and fondled by a rapturous Marlon Teixeira.