Exhibit A: A Richard Avedon New Yorker feature from 1995, apropos the season. Happy Halloween. Don't let your children go near any fashion shoots.
Exhibit B: Lara Stone in (full body) blackface. This is just weird.
Exhibit C: The latest fashion in post-production body manipulation seems to be to enlarge a woman's upper body in relation to her torso to make her hips look "thin." (Probably just a common but formerly undetected trick now getting its "envelope pushed.") Witness the flap over the Filippa Hamilton Ralph Lauren ad (right), which I think is over now, but which I admit I can't keep up with. People who used to say that fashion had a tendency to make women's bodies look unnatural are now seeing the reductio ad absurdum, courtesy of post-production image manipulation.
More pelvic indiscretion from Photoshop Disasters. (Is this hideous, or what? Put her on your lawn for Halloween....)
Have a nice weekend. I take Saturdays off (and we have trick-or-treaters tomorrow), so I'll be back on Sunday.
ADDENDUM: As a reader named Nick points out in the comments (along with some tongue-in-cheek insults), it turns out Filippa Hamilton was recently let go by Ralph Lauren, mid-contract, because "she could no longer fit into the clothes." That is, because she is too heavy(!). According to the linked video she is 5' 10" tall and weighs 120 lbs., and wears sizes 2 to 4.
So maybe I should amend that header...the fashion industry is just plain weird....