Monday, October 11, 2010

Stuff your face.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends! I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with loved ones and plenty of delectable dishes.

In celebration of stuffing your face over the holidays, feast your eyes on these photos from the 90th Anniversary issue of Vogue Paris starring one of my favourite models, Crystal Renn.

I'm amazed Renn manages to still look beautiful with a pink, dribbling, sinewy piece of steak hanging out of her mouth. She's totally ravenous and once again demonstrates why she is so successful as a model - she's an actress.

The shoot was styled by Carine Roitfeld who said it was inspired by the 1973 movie "La Grande Bouffe," about a group of men who retire to a villa to eat themselves to death.

"It's the job of fashion magazines to continue to push boundaries and provoke, even in the face of attacks on their judgment. In 90 years, we haven’t changed the mood of the magazine. It’s still very audacious."

This shoot really intrigued me in relation to Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching. Before reading Roitfeld's inspiration, I interpreted the photos as an exaggerated point on gluttony. The over-sized portions of food, Renn dripping in accessories and her greedy ingestion all speak to our over-consumption here in Canada, the United States and many countries around the world. During the holidays especially, we binge on food and shopping to a disgusting degree. Is this what we all look like inside as we get caught up in the commerciality of the season?

Thoughts on the photos? Love 'em or hate 'em?

Photos from Fashionologie.com







4 comments

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! I'm not a fan of these photos at all. Probably because I'm a Vegetarian. Some of these pics remind me of Lady Gaga's meat dress which makes me a bit sick to my stomach. They're interesting though! Just not my thing.

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  2. I think they're gross. Enough Said.

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  3. I think they're gross. Enough Said.

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  4. Food + fashion, never thought I'd see them go hand in hand. The way she literally grasps the food is quite, horrifying! I think they could have toned it down a notch.

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