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Vogue's oil-inspired spread stirs controversy

This series of fashion photographs by Steven Meisel titled "Water & Oil" is causing a stir.

Reads Lisa Orkin Emanuel's article: "A stirring photo spread in the August issue of Vogue Italia was inspired by the Gulf oil spill, leaving readers wondering if the magazine crossed from evocative to insensitive."

Check out the full article and see the cover of the August magazine.

What do you think of the images, and the controversy?