L’Uomo Vogue is a men’s version of Vogue, very fashion and style driven, and October is the Music Issue. To that end, Diddy’s feature in the magazine is about clothes, his businesses, some politics, and his music. The photo of Diddy with his twins, D’Lila Star and Jessie James, is stirring up controversy because the girls are completely unclothed except for a black bowtie. People are upset that the girls are (un)dressed like boys, with the ties and nothing else, instead of bows in their hair or something. They are complaining about the poorly posed babies, saying it’s below normal Vogue standards. But mostly people are peeved that the girls are naked.
As a mother and grand mother I have to agree that there is a time and place for naked-baby photos, how about the family photo album, for instance. But Vogue isn’t one of them. Especially a men’s issue. Come on Diddy! putting your girls on a men magazine. Diddy, men who read a fashion magazine don’t do it for the cute baby pictures. It was just an ill-advised shot, bottom line, right down to the bowties. In a couple of years they will hate this.