Italian Vogue Channels Ethel Granger, High Fashion Planking Ensues

09.06.11 Tabatha McGurr

In their latest editorial shot by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia pays homage to the legendary Ethel Granger – who revolutionized the sexual art of fetish corsetry with her 13-inch waist – via a sadomasochist spread starring model Stella Tennant.

Each photo shows Tennant in a classic Granger look, complete with elaborate piercings and the infamous corsets that made Ethel a Guinness World Record holder in the first place. Personally, I’m most impressed by how the model can plank in such restrictive pieces – and over the back of a chair no less! See the full gallery here