Since I heard Cintra Wilson’s talk on FIT’s Fashion & Music symposium, I really did started to notice that many fashion designers and stylist today consider being a dead super model to be the essence of cool. Raising your eyebrows? I did too, but here, I collected some very convincing images to illustrate that indeed fashion magazines today are conveying the message that being literally a fashion victim (and when I say victim, I mean rape and murder victim) is what you want to be.
At first I wanted to use this idea for a Then & Now post, but really, I couldn’t think of a time when being dead was so fashionable, can you?
He wants us all dead! Marc Jacobs is one of the biggest offenders, here model Lara Stone is dumped by the road, but she’s happy because she still has her Louis Vuitton bag. An ad for Louis Vuitton. Model: Lara Stone
Prada is another big offender, her models are almost always drop dead.
Prada also likes them to die in pairs, it’s sexier this way. An ad for the Fairy Handbags from 2010.
Editorial in Dazed and Confused August 2011. photographer: Kacper Kasprzyk, stylist: Karen Langley.
This one just dropped dead while on vacation in Italy, maybe she regretted eating too much pasta and decided to fashionably end it all. Tar Magazine, The Road To Palermo. source: trendland.com
Do you believe Cintra now?? These fashion victims drop dead all over, even in the office, on the scanner! They don’t care though, they have their beautiful “tribal” jewelry, and that’s all they need. Photographer Henry Hargreaves’ Scanner Photoshoot. Source: Trendland.com
And even brides love to be dead! Bride Under Black Water. Styling: Li Agmon and Lital Cohen. Source: Walla.com