Vogue editor apologizes for Instagram post mocking the homeless

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis' photo from Paris Fashion Week was far from en vogue.


Marisa Kabas


Posted on Mar 9, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 8:43 am CDT

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis is the name of a real person. Specifically, it’s the name of a German princess and Vogue UK editor-at-large, who recently posted an offensive photo mocking the homeless on Instagram.

TNT, as she is sometimes referred to, posted the following photo last Saturday, when she was in Paris for fashion week.

Is TNT natural-born royalty? Yes. But is she a natural-born comedian? Nope.

Following social media outcry, von Thurn und Taxis issued a swift mea culpa.


H/T Fashionista | Photo via Christell Paris/Flickr (CC 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 9, 2015, 3:18 pm CDT