Friday, October 29, 2010

World depletion become mere backdrops. Theres something wrong with that picture!

Vogue Italia August 2010 Issue
Editorial: Water & Oil
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Model: Kristen McMenamy
Fashion Editor: Karl Templer
Hair: Orlando Pita for Orlo Salon
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Set Design: Mary Howard
Italian Vogue decided to use the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico as a location for an editorial.... hmmm.... We LOVE fashion and agree in seeing the art in all situations, but at the same time we feel there are some situations that need to be taken a little more seriously and thus depicted in a way that will make a movement towards change and improvement instead of using extreme environmental situations as a photo shoot backdrop which implies ........what exactly??
We wonder where does fashion draw the line. When is it not ok? When does creativity say sorry for maybe going further than it should?
BUT you're entitled to your own opinion about this shoot. ..Have a look:


 Now here is the saddest part about this photo shoot.... Take away the designer clothes, accessories and shoes - you have a shoot that depicts the harsh reality in its most honest form, this isn’t a pretty photo shoot, it wasn’t meant to be! But it was meant to sell have them noticed..... imagine the impact this photo shoot could have had, in the attempt to show those willing to see, how the world is slowly dying away because of us, and how it will continue to do so until we make a change....And if we don’t does that mean we pave the way for shallow creativity to use our destruction as nothing more than fashion photo shoot backdrops?
This is where the line should be drawn. Enough said.

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