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Why Did Vogue Leave Out Female Writers From Its Edith Wharton Photo Spread?

Why Did Vogue Leave Out Female Writers From Its Edith Wharton Photo Spread?

Pulitzer-prize winning author, Edith Wharton would’ve celebrated her 150th birthday this year, and many are marking the occasion with homage to honor the writer, including Vogue. In a beautifully shot spread, photographed by none other than the talented Annie Leibovitz, Vogue recreates scenes from Wharton’s works. Given her high-society status, and love of design, I think Wharton would’ve approved.

But not everyone was so impressed. In her recent post for Slate’s Brow Beat blog, Kate Bolick focuses not on the stunning images, but the fact that there aren’t any female writers included in the shoot. More »