Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Never forget: Nude female bodies are luxury goods

Or, at least, they can sell luxury goods.

The Vagenda shared this series of images, scanned from the pages of the Evening Standard’s Deluxe Magazine.

Here's their commentary:
Once I’d got over the slight amusement at the idea that we should ‘bare all to show off the season’s most luxurious accessories’ (that’s right ladies, when you spend that much on a handbag the best way to wear it is in the buff!) I was left quite freaked out by these images. The body in the spread has been so dehumanised through the lack of face in any of the shots, and through the positioning of the body as a prop, that it resembles a piece of furniture. This woman's body has been objectified to the point that it’s no longer the object of the photograph, rather a nice background to draw the eye to a ridiculously expensive bag. 

I don't have much more to add, except that it is all painfully pretentious.

At least Robin Thicke showed faces...

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