Fashion

In Light of Coronavirus Pandemic, 'Vogue Italia' Publishes Blank April Cover

Forgoing a cover star.

12,816 Hypes

In Light of Coronavirus Pandemic, 'Vogue Italia' Publishes Blank April Cover

Forgoing a cover star.

A new issue of Vogue Italia releases digitally on April 10 and in light of the global coronavirus pandemic, the publication has decided to feature a blank cover in lieu of its usual cover star. Editor-in-Chief Emanuele Farneti penned a statement explaining the magazine’s decision, recently posted to Instagram.

Farneti states that just under two weeks ago, Vogue Italia was planning to print an issue involving a twin project with L’Uomo Vogue that had been in the works for some time. However, “To speak of anything else — while people are dying, doctors and nurses are risking their lives and the world is changing forever — is not the DNA of ‘Vogue Italia.’ Accordingly, we shelved our project and started from scratch,” Farneti explains. He goes on to explain the significance of a blank, all-white cover:

“White is first of all respect. White is rebirth, the light after darkness, the sum of all colours. White is the colour of the uniforms worn by those who put their own lives on the line to save ours. It represents space and time to think, as well as to stay silent. White is for those who are filling this empty time and space with ideas, thoughts, stories, lines of verse, music and care for others…Above all: white is not surrender, but a blank sheet waiting to be written, the title page of a new story that is about to begin.”

Head to Vogue Italia‘s website to read Farneti’s full letter.

In related news, Vogue Italia has granted three months of free access to its digital archives.

Read Full Article
Text By
Share this article

What to Read Next

17 TikTok Challenges That Have Gone Viral During Times of Self-Isolation
Culture 

17 TikTok Challenges That Have Gone Viral During Times of Self-Isolation

Try them for yourself to start your TikTok journey.
15,286 Hypes

Kanye West Could Be Hosting a Virtual Sunday Service This Easter
Culture

Kanye West Could Be Hosting a Virtual Sunday Service This Easter

Featuring a special performance by Mariah Carey.
2,024 Hypes

Peep the Upcoming Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 in "Canary Yellow"
Footwear

Peep the Upcoming Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 in "Canary Yellow"

Slated to release this year.
3,356,711 Hypes

Balenciaga's Latest Triple-S Sneaker Gets the Logo Treatment
Footwear

Balenciaga's Latest Triple-S Sneaker Gets the Logo Treatment

Minimal yet eye-catching.
82,578 Hypes

These Are the Best Makeup Brushes to Add to Your Collection
Beauty 

These Are the Best Makeup Brushes to Add to Your Collection

Featuring brands like Fenty Beauty, Tarte, Morphe and more.
10,760 Hypes

The North Face, Vans, Timberland and More Donate $1.5 Million USD to COVID-19 Relief Funds
Culture

The North Face, Vans, Timberland and More Donate $1.5 Million USD to COVID-19 Relief Funds

As well as an additional $500,000 USD via a community matching campaign.
2,699 Hypes

The Turnip Market on 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Is The Virtual Version of Supreme Lines
Culture

The Turnip Market on 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Is The Virtual Version of Supreme Lines

Here’s how players are winning the Stalk Market.
10,214 Hypes

Nike to Provide Full-Face Shields for Medical Workers Made out of Repurposed Sneaker Parts
Culture

Nike to Provide Full-Face Shields for Medical Workers Made out of Repurposed Sneaker Parts

The Swoosh brand has teamed up with the Oregon Health & Science University.
19,935 Hypes

Kering and Its Houses to Donate $1 Million USD to Support Healthcare Workers in the U.S.
Culture

Kering and Its Houses to Donate $1 Million USD to Support Healthcare Workers in the U.S.

Including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and more.
380 Hypes

Here's When To Catch the Biggest, Brightest Supermoon of 2020
Culture

Here's When To Catch the Biggest, Brightest Supermoon of 2020

April’s “pink moon” is going to be the brightest one of the year.
6,023 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.