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Vogue Italia Eschews Photos for Sustainable January Issue

Vogue Italia’s Jan. 2020 covers.

Vogue Italia’s Jan. 2020 covers.

Source: Vogue Italia

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Rome (AP) -- Vogue Italia has produced its first issue of the new year and decade with an eye on sustainability, substituting fashion illustrations for photographs in an effort to reduce the environmental impact associated with staging fashion photo shoots around the globe.

Editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti said the January issue was believed to be the first time a Vogue magazine has gone photo-less since photography was invented. In his editorial, Farneti said the initiative was part of Vogue’s new environmentally focused mission statement, which was articulated last month and signed by the editors of all 26 editions of the Conde Nast publication.