It features Stella Tennant, inspired by Ethel Granger, with a shockingly small corset waist. Tennant is featured on the cover of vogue with a giant nose ring, a super skinny corseted waist, black slicked up hair, deep dark red lips, giant earrings, and a chin piercing. The cover line says "Avant-Garde." The cover's inspiration, Ethel Granger, had the smallest waist in (recorded) history, measuring a mere 13 inches. Ethel Granger has a waist of just 13 inches. When we posted the startling image of Stella Tennant on Vogue Italia's September cover, we focused on the model's crazy jewelry, most notably her oversize nose ring.
The cover's inspiration, Ethel Granger, had the smallest waist in (recorded) history, measuring a mere 13 inches. As Vogue Italia writes, Ethel's waist was due to her husband, William Granger, who was obsessed with the idea of a wasp-waisted woman. Vogue Italia explains:
The process of Ethel’s waist modification began. Check out the real Ethel Granger and Stella Tennant's reenactment below and go to Vogue.
Vogue Italia put a model on the cover and cinched her waist to a mere 13-inches with the help of a corset belt. Photographer, Steven Meisel, shot the cover based on the fashion choices of Ethel Granger. Granger still holds the Guinness World record for the smallest waist.