"Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests."-Karl Lagerfeld

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Oil and Water" Fashion/Artistic Statement

I recently flipped through the August issue of Italian Vogue and was taken by surprise from the images I saw in one fashion spread. The images are so powerful and shocking they boarder on offensive. I imagine American Vogue would most likely never do a spread this provocative.

In what is titled Oil and Water the model  Kristen McMenamy is portrayed as a one of thousands of Gulf of Mexico creatures that have fallen victim to the oil spill. Photographer Steven Meisel purposely created an atmosphere that makes the viewer uncomfortable  to capture the stark reality of  the situation.

I find it brave, maybe not so fashionable  but defiantly innovative and creative. A statement to say the least.

*Tulle dress with beaded embroidery, Ralph Lauren Collection. Rubber necklace, My Sister's Art. Hair by Orlando Pita for Orlo Salon. Make-up Pat McGrath. Fashion editor Karl Templer. Set design by Mary Howard.

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